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In a nutshell, I am a fellow who began using computers in the 1980's and found like many other youth, that I was better able to talk to them than my fellow human beings. I am working on a longer biography, but if you are interested you should read the older one.

Originally SmoogeSpace was a joke I had come up when I was working Technical Support at Red Hat. We were reading about another fawning Venture Capitalist (VC) giving a talk about how the Internet was the big thing of the 21st century, how companies needed to rethink themselves, and the crazier the idea the more money you would make somehow.

I joked about creating a website that would collect information about Linux, the Internet, and a couple of other buzzwords I cant remember now. We would then sell this information via an auction method making ourselves a clearing house of the best known technologies. It would be called SmoogeSpace as that was the best branding idea I could come up after such a strong epiphany.

The next day, I found out that my co-workers had registered the site and I had to do something with it.. since they had put the $100 or some such some into it.

I guess someday I will make that MetaWeb technology clearing house.. but since the Internet Bubble has thankfully broken finally.. I really dont think there are going to be the fools to throw money at me there were before.

Stephen J Smoogen