Why did you first get online?
I had moved to LA and my sister told me about an LA BBS. I thought it would be a good way to meet people in my new city. For the most part, though, it was just creepy guys trying to pick up girls. It was a “prehistoric” Facebook.
When did you first get involved with digital and why?
I first got involved in 1998. I was a junior attorney at a midsized NYC law firm doing tedious work when the internet industry exploded. The companies and the people seemed more in-line with who I was/am and I started going to every industry event I could in an effort to try to get business (even though my firm didn’t expect me to bring in business). Mostly, though, I just wanted to be around the people who were doing cutting-edge things in a new medium. They were smart, were able to think creatively and had common sense. My fav kind of people!