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November 12, 2007

Newport Beach, CA: "The network is more powerful than the node."

Cyber-relationships are real, but they are rarely as full as what you get with real humans in a room. Last Thursday evening--and part of Friday morning, come to think of it--lawyer and blogger Craig Williams and his firm WLF|The Williams Lindberg Law Firm, PC in Newport Beach were kind enough to have my friend Ellen Bry and me to the firm's Fifth Annual Fall Harvest Open House. In addition to 140+ lawyers, judges, consultants, luminaries and other guests, we met this trio: a fabulous magician who I should never play poker with; Leigh Dierck, a vivacious

and charismatic young Renaissance woman in Craig's office, who was also our hostess; and finally a surprise guest and old friend. "Ed.", the mysterious and omnipresent Editor of Blawg Review, breezed in quietly around 7:30 and, like Ellen and me, stayed late. Despite skillful pryings, and assists from great food and drink, Ed.'s famous anonymity remained intact. Still, no one in blogging knows his real name. Host Craig and celebrity guest Ed. reported on this fine evening at their own blogs here and here, respectively, and it's hard to improve on their descriptions of this wonderful event.

Posted by JD Hull at November 12, 2007 11:59 PM


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