Michael Arrington’s Nick Fury
Arrington (left) and the Two Nicks
Holy smokes — after putting even the tech-obsessed to sleep for the better part of its entire run, the latest episode of Gillmor Gang (aka “Old White Dudes Talkin’ Tech”) finally got interesting.
It started with a seriously prolonged discussion of the upcoming TechCrunch party, during which Web 2.0
diva demigod Michael Arrington irritatedly pronounced that our own Editor Emeritus, Nick Douglas of Valleywag “is probably the one person in Silicon Valley who can’t get into this party.”
(Backstory — At the end of last week, Mike Arrington accidentally sent an email meant for a TechCrunch staffer to Nick Douglas at Valleywag. Nick, always thirsty for a tech-related story, ran the wrongly-addressed email verbatim, drawing the ire of his “friend” Mr. Arrington, despite Arrington’s own assertions that the email was a non-story.)
The heated TechCrunch party/Valleywag discussion died down, just as soon as Jason Calacanis got in his requisite 2-3 V’wag bashing comments, but the action didn’t stop there. Arrington went on to play the “him or me” card regarding Gillmor’s inclusion of Nick Carr in the podcast, who he was upset with for “being mean” (which we’re guessing wasn’t helped by a Carr comment referring to Arrington as “the madam of the great Web 2.0 brothel TechCrunch”). When Gillmor declined to ban Carr outright, Arrington turned in his resignation.
Resignation Gang Part I [Gillmor Gang on PodShow]
TechCrunch August Capital Party [TechCrunch Wiki]
Secret e-mail reveals: Michael Arrington is in fact a pimp [Valleywag]
Why I resigned from Gillmor Gang [CrunchNotes]
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