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Topic 33 of 45: Gregory Kallenberg - XL columnist

Wed, Jan 20, 1999 (06:51) | Paul Terry Walhus (terry)
This is the esteemed Gregory Kallenberg, nonbestower of the '99 Gold
Pebble Award to the Spring, topic. That's ok, cause he once wrote in
print:

"If you're looking for the best online gossip and chat in Austin and
surrounding areas, you shouldn't miss Spring.net. On his site, you can
talk about anything from art to Internet to sex. It's edgy and cool." -
Gregory Kallenberg, tech culture column, XL, Austin American Statesman,
8/27/98.

Gregory does the cyber column for XL. If you're in Austin and it's
Thursday, it must be XL.
44 responses total.

 Topic 33 of 45 [media]: Gregory Kallenberg - XL columnist
 Response 1 of 44: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Wed, Jan 20, 1999 (06:57) * 137 lines 
 
A good place to catch up on Gregory's stuff (so you can comment on it
here!) is:

http://austin360.com/tech/browser/archives.htm

Here are some of the columns:












Orwell's Big Brother comes home to find a digital roost
01/07/99



Weirdest
of the Web: My favorite freaky sites
12/31/98



Coolest
companies send out their URL-tide greetings
12/24/98



Dear
Santa: I want to be king of my own domain
12/17/98



Proud
to be the spokesnerd for the Geek Generation
12/10/98



Holiday
shopping a cinch on the Net
12/3/98



Talk about your childhood wishes: a
Digital Anvil tour!
11/26/98



No pocket protectors here, but tech
age has redefined 'geek'
11/19/98



Tech-set can surf for spirits at
Reuben's Emporium
11/12/98



A
father, a son and the struggle to be the answer guy
11/05/98



Oh,
the humanity: iMac's simplicity makes it more like us
10/22/98



GimpBox
is filled with dark humor of Whitney Ayres
10/08/98



Human
Code adapts Hollywood strategy to CD-ROM biz
10/08/98



Internet
mob thinks hanging's too good for the president
9/24/98



Hello,
my name is (your name here), and I'm a net addict
9/10/98



The
rise of the 'estronet'
9/3/98



Torch
passes to a digital gereration
8/20/98



Ransom
seeking online center
8/13/98



Let
(cyber) freedom ring
8/9/98



Linux
takes aim at crashing giant windows
7/30/98



Come
on and take a freedrive
7/23/98


Entering
a new age of advertising
7/16/98


Internet
tall tales start young
7/9/98


Online
biz: It's your baby, baby
7/2/98


A
designing woman of the web
6/25/98


I'm
in a death match
6/11/98


Neverending
quest for speed
6/4/98


The
future of trading cards
5/28/98


The
sound of satisfied gamers
5/21/98


The
time is ripe for Olivedesign's organic approach
5/14/98


Your
home could be a sweatshop
5/7/98


Go
outside now!

4/30/98


Computer!
Camera! Action!
4/23/98


Web
sites made easy: part one
4/16/98


Going
wireless on the 'net
4/9/98


E'Zines
evolving not dying
4/2/98


Kind
strangers and computers
3/26/98


Interactive
festival cut its teeth
3/19/98


Interact
on the cheap at SXSW
3/5/98


Survival
of the fittest providers
2/26/98


Caught
in the cheating 'net
2/19/98


Cyberlove
gone bad
2/12/98


The
power of the meme
2/5/98


CASA
has a dream

1/29/98


Now
entering the lightning modem age
1/22/98


'Dwango
Bob' blazes gaming cybertrail
1/15/98


SXSW
Interactive Festival revamps goals for '98
1/8/98









 Topic 33 of 45 [media]: Gregory Kallenberg - XL columnist
 Response 2 of 44: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Thu, Jan 21, 1999 (07:54) * 9 lines 
 
Today's Kallenberg "Upfront: Browser" mentions www.Spring.net - "It
seems a lot of fans of this tres cool Austin site missed my call for the
2nd annual Golden Pebble Awards (best local sites). They are up in arms
they weren't included. Well, guys, here's spring.net for all to click
upon and bookmark. I hope you're happy."

Does that picture of Kallenberg remind you of Kramer just a little bit?
Hey, we're happy!



 Topic 33 of 45 [media]: Gregory Kallenberg - XL columnist
 Response 3 of 44: Ray Lopez (ratthing) * Thu, Jan 21, 1999 (18:00) * 4 lines 
 


that's good. makes me double glad i sent that letter.



 Topic 33 of 45 [media]: Gregory Kallenberg - XL columnist
 Response 4 of 44: wer  (KitchenManager) * Fri, Jan 22, 1999 (00:02) * 2 lines 
 
me, too...all of us who e-mailed him should send him
a thank you, as well...


 Topic 33 of 45 [media]: Gregory Kallenberg - XL columnist
 Response 5 of 44: wer  (KitchenManager) * Fri, Jan 22, 1999 (00:03) * 1 lines 
 
(and another invitation to be a regular participant, as well...)


 Topic 33 of 45 [media]: Gregory Kallenberg - XL columnist
 Response 6 of 44: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Fri, Jan 22, 1999 (06:23) * 5 lines 
 
Great idea, please email Gregory and thank him.

mailto://gkallenberg@statesman.com




 Topic 33 of 45 [media]: Gregory Kallenberg - XL columnist
 Response 7 of 44: George Klos  (osceola) * Fri, Jan 22, 1999 (10:35) * 1 lines 
 
Has it occured to anyone here that the line "I hope you're happy" was a polite way of saying "Quit bugging me"? If he wanted to be a regular here, he would have been by now, don't you think?


 Topic 33 of 45 [media]: Gregory Kallenberg - XL columnist
 Response 8 of 44: wer  (KitchenManager) * Fri, Jan 22, 1999 (23:48) * 1 lines 
 
maybe...


 Topic 33 of 45 [media]: Gregory Kallenberg - XL columnist
 Response 9 of 44: Ray Lopez (ratthing) * Sat, Jan 23, 1999 (10:55) * 4 lines 
 

after re-reading that line, i have to agree. it did seem like kind of
a nasty letter.



 Topic 33 of 45 [media]: Gregory Kallenberg - XL columnist
 Response 10 of 44: Paul Terry Walhus  (terry) * Sat, Jan 23, 1999 (11:14) * 11 lines 
 
I have exchanged a couple of real nice emails from him since then. He seems very friendly. I turned him on to Fritz Blau, the Motorblade postering guy who cruise around town to the various bulletin boards on his rollerblades. Good feature article material. This is the third time the Spring has made XL.

Media Mention Score:
XL 3
Chron 0
KXAN 3

Too bad we're so civilized, or we could get some *negative* publicity! The best kind! (heh)





 Topic 33 of 45 [media]: Gregory Kallenberg - XL columnist
 Response 11 of 44: wer  (KitchenManager) * Sat, Jan 23, 1999 (11:18) * 3 lines 
 
You want some negative publicity?
Really?
hmmm...


 Topic 33 of 45 [media]: Gregory Kallenberg - XL columnist
 Response 12 of 44: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sat, Jan 23, 1999 (14:01) * 1 lines 
 
Just kidding!


 Topic 33 of 45 [media]: Gregory Kallenberg - XL columnist
 Response 13 of 44: wer  (KitchenManager) * Sat, Jan 23, 1999 (14:44) * 1 lines 
 
aw, shucks...


 Topic 33 of 45 [media]: Gregory Kallenberg - XL columnist
 Response 14 of 44: George Klos  (osceola) * Mon, Jan 25, 1999 (13:52) * 1 lines 
 
Maybe we should start a conference about shooting the president. That always gets publicity. (If the Secret Service monitors this site -- hey, just kidding! ;-)


 Topic 33 of 45 [media]: Gregory Kallenberg - XL columnist
 Response 15 of 44: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Jan 25, 1999 (14:44) * 1 lines 
 
Not *that* controversial.


 Topic 33 of 45 [media]: Gregory Kallenberg - XL columnist
 Response 16 of 44: wer  (KitchenManager) * Mon, Jan 25, 1999 (22:10) * 1 lines 
 
You is definately my kinda guy, George!


 Topic 33 of 45 [media]: Gregory Kallenberg - XL columnist
 Response 17 of 44: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Fri, Jan 29, 1999 (09:25) * 22 lines 
 
Gregory has the next Matt Drudge emerging from the Austin scene. I read
this today in the Browser column:

But how does he get to be a magnate? Barb should set up a Web page. While
there are a lot of sites capturing the Austin scene, his easygoing style
and Austin roots make his voice perfect. His voice, through his Web page,
could be the one people log on to in order to see the goings-on of Austin,
a veritable Harry Knowles for the city. From there, he could take his site
and make it a portal site like Excite. The users could see what the
Catfish sees every morning when they turn on their computers ("You've got
catfish!"). From there, maybe an E-commerce site like Unmall.com. Sell
Catfish T-shirts and signed photos. Then an IPO, then Roger Barb and his
"Blues Across Texas" will be synonymous with Yahoo! and Amazon. He'll be
huge.

Roger Barb's only connection to the net now is an email account where he
sends an immensely popular column to Germany or somewhere.

I say, let's give this guy a web page and help him out. I don't want to
slow down the next Internet superstar. Hey, and there's all those IPO
possibiblities.



 Topic 33 of 45 [media]: Gregory Kallenberg - XL columnist
 Response 18 of 44: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Fri, Jan 29, 1999 (09:35) * 2 lines 
 
See my note on this in the porch conference. Under folks we'd like to
invite here and give webpages.


 Topic 33 of 45 [media]: Gregory Kallenberg - XL columnist
 Response 19 of 44: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Jun 13, 1999 (09:10) * 73 lines 
 
April 22, 1999 was Gregory's last column.

As the Editor's note says:

Editor's note: Today marks Browser's final appearance in XLent. Writer
Gregory Kallenberg is taking his high-tech focused stories on the road, so
look for them all over the paper and especially in the Life & Arts
Section.

Some quotes from his last column:

What would happen if technology ended today? Your ATM card didn't work and
neither did your computer. You woke up and the digital watch you got for
Christmas was blank, and the VCR wouldn't play any of your Disney tapes.

I'm not talking about a glitch like Y2K -- wherein technology hiccups and
then all is better. I'm talking about a total shutdown. Someone, somewhere
throws a big switch, and the whirring engine of technology moans to a
stop.

"I've been thinking about if there was no electricity," said Bob Atchison,
a local Web design guru and owner of PallasArt Web Design. "You know,
databases would basically disappear. If they disappeared, there would be
nothing left to represent our culture. It's not like we put anything on
paper anymore. If technology disappeared, our (modern) culture could
disappear in a few seconds."

Certainly, things would be less bright. The glow of monitors and the buzz
of fluorescent lights would be gone. Forget about television as a beacon
to eat by. There would only be a dimmer, natural light to help us on our
way during waking hours and the tribal Halloween orange of fire to
illuminate our homes at night.

"Wow! If technology went away, I'd have to go back to reading books and
the newspaper," said Hugh Forrest, event director of South by Southwest
Interactive. "At least for me, the world would be a better place. I've
become a total product of the Web -- a
click-through-short-attention-span-everything's-connected-so-I-look-at-nothing-for-very-long
kind of guy."

What would we do if our loss of technology took away our entertainment?
Televisions would become furniture, and CD-ROM games could become weapons
in hunting. Other things would change, too. "Collecting data" would mean
sniffing the wind or listening to the ground. "Processing" would be what
you do to deer and rabbits to make them dinner. "Monitor" would return to
being a verb rather than a noun.

"What would it be like without technology?" mused Jen Scoville, editor of
RX.com, an online health magazine and pharmacy site. "It would probably be
terrifying. But then, everyone would take a breather and the information
glut would end. For one thing, it would definitely free our brains up for
some old-fashioned thinking."

"There would be definite chaos and havoc," said Doreen Lorenzo, president
of digital media at Frogdesign. "My children are so tech-driven, you'd
have to go through a generation before everyone would calm down. We would
be less informed, but is that a good thing?"

Would people aimlessly roam the streets, distraught from their loss of
e-mail? At least the annoying person in the restaurant booth behind you
wouldn't be able to whip out his cell phone and tell his friend what he's
just ordered. Curly faxes would go the way of the dinosaur.

Would violence ensue if we couldn't check our voicemail pagers? Or would
there be peace and calm? Would we all again sit down at the table
together? We'd have to actually meet face-to-face and spend precious
minutes chit-chatting before getting to the point. Telling stories (which
are too long and complicated to put into e-mail) would come back into
fashion. Longer, more leisurely lunches would cease to be interrupted by
ringing phones and buzzing pagers.

You know, it doesn't sound like such a bad place to me. Maybe we should
look for the switch.


 Topic 33 of 45 [media]: Gregory Kallenberg - XL columnist
 Response 20 of 44: wer  (KitchenManager) * Sun, Jun 13, 1999 (09:22) * 1 lines 
 
maybe so...


 Topic 33 of 45 [media]: Gregory Kallenberg - XL columnist
 Response 21 of 44: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Jun 13, 1999 (09:46) * 2 lines 
 
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 Topic 33 of 45 [media]: Gregory Kallenberg - XL columnist
 Response 22 of 44: Stacey Vura  (stacey) * Tue, Jun 15, 1999 (15:53) * 1 lines 
 
IMG...


 Topic 33 of 45 [media]: Gregory Kallenberg - XL columnist
 Response 23 of 44: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Thu, Jun 17, 1999 (09:49) * 9 lines 
 
He's missing in action. Gregory Kallenberg. I can't let this go
unnoticed. He was the Spring's best supporter in the Austin Journalistic
community along with Larry Brill of KXAN TV.

What a loss to the community! No more Browser column in XL.

Gregory, I hope you're having fun.




 Topic 33 of 45 [media]: Gregory Kallenberg - XL columnist
 Response 24 of 44: wer  (KitchenManager) * Thu, Jun 17, 1999 (18:25) * 1 lines 
 
yep, it's a sad and terrible thing...


 Topic 33 of 45 [media]: Gregory Kallenberg - XL columnist
 Response 25 of 44: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Fri, Jun 18, 1999 (10:40) * 2 lines 
 
I tried to email him today, in hopes he has forwarding set up. Last time
I saw him was at the Whole Foods reception for Doug Block at SXSW.


 Topic 33 of 45 [media]: Gregory Kallenberg - XL columnist
 Response 26 of 44: Mike Jasper  (JASPER) * Tue, Aug 10, 1999 (19:50) * 7 lines 
 
I also heard Kallenberg was working on a new high-tech section of the Austin Statesman. Good for him. But, I still miss the Browser Column in XL.

Here's the mindset of corporate journalism: Hmmm. We have a column about the Internet and no other Austin newspaper is covering the Internet. Gregory Kallenberg seems to be getting more and more popular with the readers. Guess we better pull the Browser Column. We don't want anyone becoming bigger than the paper.

Besides, the Internet is eventually going to put us out of business.




 Topic 33 of 45 [media]: Gregory Kallenberg - XL columnist
 Response 27 of 44: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Wed, Aug 11, 1999 (10:10) * 5 lines 
 
That's a a mindset to behold, your snakeskin in action.

I like Gregory, I met him on a couple of occasions and he was very
friendly to us and wanted to see this community make it. I hope he is
able to have some impact in his new gig.


 Topic 33 of 45 [media]: Gregory Kallenberg - XL columnist
 Response 28 of 44:  (sprin5) * Mon, May 15, 2000 (08:58) * 21 lines 
 
Trudy's Texas Star off the Drag is one of my favorite "comfort" places in
Austin, the migas are great, the coffee is wonderful and I sometimes run
in to a friend or old acquaintance. Sometimes recognition is delayed. I
noticed a young couple come in and sit next to us at a table, a curley
black haired guy and his extraordinarily good looking wife with long
blonde hair and their baby.

After a bit, I realized it was Gregory. It was just a slightly different
context than the usual cocktail-dotcom party where I meet up with him. I
think the last time I saw him was the the premiere of Dough Block's movie
about the Internet, Home Page. So we talked and it turns out he's left
the old Snakeskin' for the halls of dotcom academe,
http://www.notharvard.com. Being such a luminous, high profile
journalist, Gregory had his pick from dozens of local Internet startups,
and it says a lot for notharvard that he chose this one to be a content
producer.

Mystery solved about the dissappearance of this great Austin
cyberjournalist.




 Topic 33 of 45 [media]: Gregory Kallenberg - XL columnist
 Response 29 of 44: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, May 15, 2000 (11:06) * 2 lines 
 
Any idea what has happened with Mike Jasper?
Excellent news about Gregory Kallenberg.


 Topic 33 of 45 [media]: Gregory Kallenberg - XL columnist
 Response 30 of 44: austin spring (sprin5) * Mon, May 15, 2000 (12:45) * 1 lines 
 
No idea about Mike, maybe I'll bump in to him sometime! I would love to see Mie around here again.


 Topic 33 of 45 [media]: Gregory Kallenberg - XL columnist
 Response 31 of 44: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, May 15, 2000 (14:32) * 1 lines 
 
Did you note that Mike (aa9il) has created a new Topic in Geo which promises to be fascinating but is gonna take some studying on my part. Seems I have to put some interesting questions on before he posts, which means I have to sound interested in the projects his is interested in without seeming to pry into his personal life - not always an easy thing to do...! Please check it - topic 35. He is erecting a radio telescope in his back yard. That is MY kinda guy!


 Topic 33 of 45 [media]: Gregory Kallenberg - XL columnist
 Response 32 of 44: the media is the massage (sprin5) * Mon, May 15, 2000 (20:45) * 3 lines 
 
Awesome, a radio telescope in his back yard!

That's the real SETI at home.


 Topic 33 of 45 [media]: Gregory Kallenberg - XL columnist
 Response 33 of 44: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, May 15, 2000 (21:11) * 1 lines 
 
Indeed - so check out Geo 35 - it's Mike's and he does not post unless there are questions for him to answer or comment on.


 Topic 33 of 45 [media]: Gregory Kallenberg - XL columnist
 Response 34 of 44: the media is the massage (sprin5) * Tue, May 16, 2000 (13:37) * 1 lines 
 
Will do.


 Topic 33 of 45 [media]: Gregory Kallenberg - XL columnist
 Response 35 of 44: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, May 16, 2000 (14:15) * 1 lines 
 
Thanks - I see that you did. Now, where is our esteemed Radio Free Cosmo?


 Topic 33 of 45 [media]: Gregory Kallenberg - XL columnist
 Response 36 of 44: webspring (sprin5) * Thu, May 18, 2000 (08:31) * 1 lines 
 
No clue, somewhere in Illinois. Maybe he went to Dayton for the big hamfest.


 Topic 33 of 45 [media]: Gregory Kallenberg - XL columnist
 Response 37 of 44: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, May 18, 2000 (11:09) * 1 lines 
 
Illinois, I knew... Perhaps he got involved in his back yard projects or is DXpeditioning?!


 Topic 33 of 45 [media]: Gregory Kallenberg - XL columnist
 Response 38 of 44: austin spring (sprin5) * Thu, May 18, 2000 (21:20) * 3 lines 
 
Perhaps.

It's time to do lunch with Greogory.


 Topic 33 of 45 [media]: Gregory Kallenberg - XL columnist
 Response 39 of 44: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, May 19, 2000 (20:31) * 1 lines 
 
Bon Apetite!


 Topic 33 of 45 [media]: Gregory Kallenberg - XL columnist
 Response 40 of 44: Paul Terry Walhus  (terry) * Sat, May 20, 2000 (21:02) * 3 lines 
 
Thanks and speaking of bon appetit, be sure to cruise over to the restaurant conference and check out this years "Best of Austin" eateries and restaurants, as yours truly takes shots at the Austin Chronicle Reader's and Critics Poll.




 Topic 33 of 45 [media]: Gregory Kallenberg - XL columnist
 Response 41 of 44: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, May 20, 2000 (23:23) * 1 lines 
 
Terry, you sly dog, you are hilarious over there in Restaruant conference. I really like this new and spunky Terry. I though you were ministerial material till I read your posts today. It was worth the effort involved in answering your comments. Please come out to play more! You are most enchanting!


 Topic 33 of 45 [media]: Gregory Kallenberg - XL columnist
 Response 42 of 44: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, May 20, 2000 (23:26) * 1 lines 
 
How could I have misspelled Bon appétit so incorrectly! Auwe!


 Topic 33 of 45 [media]: Gregory Kallenberg - XL columnist
 Response 43 of 44: austin spring (sprin5) * Sun, May 21, 2000 (08:08) * 1 lines 
 
You mean you're ready for more digs at Austin's restaurant scene and the Chronicle?


 Topic 33 of 45 [media]: Gregory Kallenberg - XL columnist
 Response 44 of 44: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, May 22, 2000 (15:57) * 1 lines 
 
Yup! Looks like we have been at it rather royally. You are very funny in that conference. I think we should keep you there!

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