Archive for August, 2005


Wherein I am the filling in a Hero sandwich

Tuesday, August 16th, 2005

Robert Scoble tells a story about running into Aaron Boodman:

Then Nick introduced us and said “he wrote Greasemonkey.” I answered “I’m not worthy.”

This reminded me of the time I first met Aaron, at the dinner thrown by Adaptive Path and O’Reilly at the end of the first day of their Ajax Summit back in May. I saw him across the room and went over to say hello, since we had had some online interaction in Remote Scripting circles some years ago.

Later, after having dinner seated beside Brendan Eich, creator of the Javascript language and Chief Architect at Mozilla, I saw Aaron coming our way and took the opportunity to introduce the two of them. “Aaron, this is Brendan Eich; Brendan, this is Aaron Boodman”. They reach across me to shake hands, and Brendan says “Wow, Hi Aaron, I love your work!”.

Humble as they come, Aaron was dumbstruck. He managed to stammer “…I think you have that the wrong way around!”, and then they fell into a rich conversation and I slipped away to mingle.