I just got off the phone with my mother. I pick up the phone and she says “Why is it that I have 2 of the smartest children in the world in one house and they aren’t making 1.5 billion dollars?” Now, I’m in the middle of fighting with DIALOG Web (which by the way is terrible in comparison to DIALOG Classic – another post) and I don’t have a clue what she’s talking about. Turns out that the news was announcing.
It’s great to have a mother who has that much faith in me (by the way the other child she was talking about was my husband – who hasn’t done any programming since college). After her rant about how we weren’t making billions of dollars – she says “So, what is it?” – “What is what?” – “YouTube”. So the news took the time to announce the purchase, but forgot to tell people what YouTube is. So I told my mother and she says “They made billions of dollars because they made some movies?” And I corrected her “No, they made money because they made a place for people to put their videos.” – “That’s it???” And then she went into some more ranting about not being rich. It was a fun conversation and I wanted to share it with you all. The sad thing is that she’s right – these two guys who are my age are now made men because they created a site where people could store and share their videos!!
Well, back to searching DIALOG