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Thu, Jul. 9th, 2009, 05:05 pm
I met Steve Gibson!!


I'm such a dork! I used to laugh at those little school girls that would go all crazy for the Jonas Brothers when they saw them --but I'm just the same way! I'm reminded of a great Intel Commercial when I ran into the opportunity to personally meet Steve Gibson of Gibson Research Corporation, the man who coined the term spyware and created the first anti-spyware program, creator of Spinrite and ShieldsUP while I was in Long Beach a few weeks ago. I knew that he had mentioned on his weekly Security Now podcast that he's been doing most of his coding work while sitting in a Starbucks at UCIrvine. Well that was just a quick 20 min drive for me! Steve was most gracious to me and we talked for a short while as I tried to keep from jumping up and down shouting "I can't believe I'm actually talking to THE Steve Gibson!!!" Anyways, thank you Steve for being so accessible and contributing so much of your time to the computer security industry.

Oddly enough, I'm not the only one with this attitude... SecureShirts.com even makes a nice black T-shirt that shares my sentiment...


He's also #66 in TechCult’s Top 100 Web Celebrities.