Do you remember my first interviews? Well one of them was with a very famous Apple blogger, Philip Elmer-DeWitt. He gave me one of the best interviews I have ever published and just for that I am truly grateful. But this amazing guy did not stop there. Just yesterday, after we exchanged a few emails, and a phone call, he wrote a story/interview on me for his blog Apple 2.0 on CNN Money.
The eighth-grader who gets Internet celebrities to talk
June 6, 2012: 5:02 PM ET
David Silverman has five questions he'd like to ask. Just five questions, that's all.
FORTUNE -- In April, I got one of those e-mail requests that are hard to resist:
Hello Mr. DeWitt,
My name is David Silverman and I am an eighth grader from a small town in Connecticut. I have been reading your work for a very long time now, because I really enjoy your writing and your point of view on Apple. I was wondering, really hoping, if you would be so kind to answer maybe 5 questions for a short interview on my blog: instantbight.com. It would be completely over email, and the time frame is infinite. I really hope your would be so kind to do so. Thanks for your time!
After correcting the spelling of my last name (it's Elmer-DeWitt, with a hyphen) I banged out answers to his five questions and didn't think much more about it.
Then I heard that some other people I knew had been approached by an eighth grader with five questions. Cult of Mac's Leander Kahney. Posts at Eventide's Robert Paul Laitao. Asmyco's Horace Dediu. I followed the links, and sure enough they all led to instantbight.com. In the space of eight weeks, Silverman had managed to land interviews with more than 40 Internet celebrities, from comedian Dan Abrams (who's making a Kickstarter-funded feature film called Fal$e Profit) to Jennifer Brook (lead designer on the original New York Times' iPad app).
Silverman turns out to be a serious young Apple guy (two Mac minis, one iPod touch, zero video game machines) who is proud to call himself a fanboy. He owns a few shares of Apple (AAPL), listens to all the keynotes and earnings calls and got pretty choked up when Steve Jobs died. "It was tough," he says.
(Read the rest of the article here.)
Pretty unbelievable if you ask me. I feel like the luckiest eighth grader in the world, and arguably right now I am.
I am loving every minute of this and I would like to thank all of you for the positive feedback and support.