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On meeting Jeff Barr from Amazon Web Services

Jeff Barr was in London this week and took some time out to meet me. We went for coffee on Brick Lane, which is good because Jeff is a flaneur; he likes to wander through cities and stumbleupon things.

brick lane blur

First thing Jeff explained was that he couldn’t be completely open with me because there was no Amazon PR minder there. Bummer. He was, however, kind enough to not call my IBM should buy Amazon idea completely insane.

What did I learn? Amazon is only just getting started with Second Life. Unfortunately just as the conversation really began to warm up I had to head home to see my family. Luckily Jeff will be back in London soon and I will make sure to bag some of his time again. Hopefully he can bring a PR person so we can talk more freely. Problem with Jeff is he doesn’t drink alcohol so you can’t just ply him with drink to loosen his tongue…

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