A couple of days ago I got an email that made my entire day. Here’s part of it:
“I just signed up for Premium access to JJ, and I’ve got to tell you it’s cool as hell. You’ve done a great job….”
This email came from a friend in Austin who has known about JibberJobber for… almost two years! He’s been on my newsletter, has seen me write about the progress, and knows plenty of people I know.
Almost two years later he thinks it would be something to help him in a future transition, upgrades, and is impressed. That’s freaking cool.
Austin? Did I mention Austin?
I was going to move to Austin in 2000 when I graduated from college with a degree in Computer Information Systems. Instead, I got stuck in Pocatello, Idaho. My friend called it “poke-a-fellow,” and it was like a backward, small-town experience. And then the dot-bomb thing happened, and I was quite happy in Pocatello, at my corporate job, making decent money.
I didn’t feel the affects of the dot-bomb, but heard that many IT people in Austin were becoming servers at restaurants. I was happy in my backwards town making decent money, shielded from the dot-bomb.
Well, check this out. Thom Singer wrote on his blog “SmartMoney has named Austin one of the top cities in the country for job seekers.”
Maybe I should move to Austin? Na, not for now. But I’m very pleased to hear Austin bounced back 🙂