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Dan Lyons, a senior editor at Forbes Magazine in the US, is in Britain at the Thinking Digital conference in Newcastle upon Tyne. I spent an enjoyable 90 minutes with him on Thursday afternoon.
Click here on iTunes for a one-hour podcast of the conversation (if you’re not already a subscriber to the Quickrelease.tv podcast, the file may take a wee while to refresh and appear in iTunes).
The file is also available as a downloadable or click-to-listen vanilla MP3 on Libsyn.
There were some surprises. I assumed Steve Jobs would be a fan of the Fake Steve Jobs blog, but not a bit of it. We also talked about Bike Helmet Girl, Bike Snob NYC, skiing in New England, the new iPhone, rising gas prices in America and raising healthy kids.
Dan and his wife have bikes stashed away in their garage but he promises he’s going to dig them out when he gets home. He must be a closet cyclist: he let slip he’d recently been flicking through Dirt Rag magazine…
“Oh, dude, everybody at Apple reads your blog.”
“Jobs is a genius, I just wouldn’t want to work for him, or live near him.”
Bike Helmet Girl
Gasp, Bike Helmet Girl is not a real cyclist
Stuff White People Like
Bike Snob NYC
Trainspotting = an English hobby
Dirt Rag magazine mention.
Kona Ute or equivalent
Gas at $4 a gallon
The bicycle culture of Portland, Oregon
Want more of Dan? Here’s a video of him at the recent Web 2.0 conference in the US. It’s very funny: