Scoble: My Macworld Doppelganger

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Cool Stuff, Random Thoughts


For a long time now I have been a fan of the “Joy of Tech” comic produced by Nitrozac and Snaggy. As a matter of fact I have had a link to their comic on this blog since it’s inception. They do awesome work and are great contributors to Apple pop culture. You may also recognize their work in the TWiT podcast album art.

The past couple years, just prior to Macworld, the “Joy of Tech” has put out a Macworld celebrity sightings checklist. You can see this years edition here. Last year I began hoping that my Mac celebrity status might rise enough to someday earn a spot on their list. When the comic posted this year I carefully inspected the faces and was very happy to see friends and colleagues like Veronica, Leo, Andy, Chuck, Don, and others all prominently displayed. But alas I didn’t seem to join the ranks this year. Then I noticed a small grouping in the lower corner. There was Jonny, Woz, Sinbad, Derrick, Walt, and could it be? For a brief moment my heart swept and my ego swelled. Was that me? Should I fire up Twitterific and tweet it to the world?

Needless to say… no tweet went out. After that brief moment the euphoria wore off and I came to my senses. It was Robert Scoble. But hey, it’s not all bad. I apparently have a passing resemblance to famous tech blogger Robert Scoble. Plus, if anyone asks if it IS me, I figure I don’t have to go out of my way to deny it. Right?

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  1. Jean MacDonald | Jan 05 2009 - 04:40

    If you were using TextExpander’s Accented Word Group, you would have automatically gotten the umlaut in Doppelgänger. Try it! ;-)

  2. Connor P | Jan 05 2009 - 10:57

    Does that group come with Text Expander? if not, where do i get it!?!

    Connor P

  3. Joe | Jan 05 2009 - 01:08

    Robert who? Never heard of that guy. I think it’s you.

  4. Snaggy | Jan 05 2009 - 06:04

    Just for the record, everyone knows you far more dashing and handsome than Scoble. :-P

    And as they say in the Macworld Expo Celebrity Checklist biz… there’s always next year!

  5. Nitrozac | Jan 05 2009 - 08:54

    D’oh! I can see the resemblance, but Snaggy is right, you look better, and happier!

  6. Kevin Crossman | Jan 06 2009 - 03:54

    The people at Joy of Tech should be ashamed. ;-)