Jason Kottke
Founder, Kottke.org; Fmr. Web Designer
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Whom would you like to interview and what would you ask?

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Kottke is a big Errol Morris fan.

Jason Kottke

Jason Kottke is a blogger and former web designer. Educated at Coe College, Kottke began his career as a web designer in 1986. He worked on design projects for companies as diverse as Charles Schwab, Target, and the University of Minnesota. He designed the now-ubiquitous typeface Silkscreen in 1999, which has since been adopted by Adobe, MTV and Volvo. He has served on the Advisory Board for SXSW Interactive since 2000. In 2005, he announced he had left his web design job to work on his blog full-time. The site is now supported by paid advertisements. Kottke lives in New York City.

Transcript

Question: Whom would you like to interview and what would you ask?

Jason Kottke: That’s a good question. Well it’s fitting __________. I’m a big fan or Errol Morris. I don’t know if I would love to interview him because I think it would be so intimidating. And I think very quickly he would probably turn it into an interview of me, which I don’t know if that would be so interesting for him.

But I think it would be fascinating to sit down and chat with him. I mean and another person I would say just off the top of my head is David Remnick, he’s the Editor-in-Chief of the New Yorker. I had an opportunity to sit down with him for about an hour once. And it was . . . he was really fascinating. I mean, he’s a fascinating person, and I think he, like . . . The New Yorker is pretty much my model of what I want to do with Kottke.org without; I don’t want to start writing 6,000 word, you know, essays on a rock; but I do want to show that same level of sort of, you know, editorship as I think that he does in the New Yorker. So I guess ____________.

 

 October 9, 2007


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