My mom gets an iPad…by Om Malik

I gave my mom my iPad and she is thrilled. And while I am ready for Facetime barrage, I am not going to friend her on Facebook. More here.

PS: I used Camera+ to take the photo and ran it through the Mobile Monet app on my iPhone 4S. I did the coloring and shading to enhance the effect.

Counting Om as an online friend is one of the brightest features of my 29 years online. He’s a friend and peer of my “boss” over at the Big Blog, John C Dvorak – whence our connection stems.

His success as a tech journalist, Web empire builder, venture capitalist partner hasn’t changed a jot of his humanity and character. His personal website is comparatively undiscovered and I’m selfish enough to hope it kind of stays that way. A visit feels like having a quiet moment aside from the tech universe to have a conversation with someone you thoroughly respect.

I was originally doing this as a straight-up reblog; but, the photo was too large for my template. Now, I should really have cyberspace confused.

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