Feb 23 2008

MyLife: I met my maker today. My WordPress blog maker, that is…

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I met the most important Matt in the world today at Vancouver’s super-cool blogger conference, Northern Voice. Matthew Mullenweg is the number one Matt on the planet, according to Google, thanks to his work as founding developer of the WordPress blogging platform. For those who happen to like the visual layout and functionality of this blog, you can thank Matt and his friends.

To me, he is the blogging equivalent of Christopher Latham Sholes, inventor of the first working typewriter (I was tempted to make the comparison to Johannes Gutenberg (the inventor of movable-type printing in Europe), but let’s face it, there were many blogging platforms before WordPress ever came along).

To find out more about this guy, just follow these directions which are the only information to be found on his business card:

1. Go to google.com
2. Type in “Matt”
3. Press “I’m feeling lucky”

That’s one cool business card. By the way, this guy is Matt’s number-one competition for top Matt-spot on Google.

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4 Responses to “MyLife: I met my maker today. My WordPress blog maker, that is…”

  1. Gene Blishenon 24 Feb 2008 at 6:43 am

    I agree and he is one of the kindest people you would want to meet.

    I met Matt a 3 years years ago at Gnomedex. He was as passionate about WordPress then as now, in fact more so. I spoke with him briefly yesterday and he kindly mentioned he remembered me. You don’t meet many people of that stature that make that kind of impression on you.

    WordPress seems to also have that kind of nature and that is unique.

  2. Raulon 25 Feb 2008 at 11:12 pm

    He seems totally sweet and nice. And bright.

  3. Robert Sanzaloneon 27 Feb 2008 at 8:44 am

    Met Matt two years ago at NV. Didn’t even know he was THAT Matt. Very unassuming. Very approachable. Very cool. One of the few “biggies” sans the ego.

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