CES Flashback with Jamie Sorcher: My less than five minutes of fame
The opportunity to do this video for this article came to me at the last minute. Sadly, due to technical difficulties, it was delayed until after CES. Anyway, while I was in Vegas, I got an e-mail from a publicity group asking me to interview Jamie Sorcher.
I must admit that I never heard of Sorcher, but her resume includes editor-in-chief of Home Theater Design, plus technology columns for Sound & Vision, HOME, and even the movie-mag Premiere. Her official moniker is the Gizmo Girl, and she has made some television appearances as well.
In short, I accepted their offer to interview her on video during CES. I was told to meet her at a specific time and place near the Panasonic booth, but I must admit, I had a hard time finding it. When I finally did, I felt like the guy on the movie set that has no right to be there. Eventually, things came into line and I was then given very quick instructions on where to stand and what I am going to do, and was given input from a lot of strangers.
So that is me looking nervous when the camera started rolling. I had no idea that I would be up here putting a spotlight on these products, but here they are. Don’t get me wrong, because the LG BD-370, the Panasonic HD TV, and the Polk audio system look pretty neat. Not to mention that one clock that allows you to set the time by speaking to it.
I’m sure you might find that time where Jamie says: look in the monitor rather humerous, and yes, there is a nice close-up of my elbow. It appears that even though I was wearing my Zmogo T-shirt, I believe that Jamie’s particular blog got more of a spotlight. But hey, who says tech blogs can’t all get along.
I can definitely tell you that the whole interview left me with a complete buzz, and it took me about an hour to come down from that. I guess I haven’t quite experienced the Andy Warhol’s fifteen minutes of fame just yet, but that is due to the length of time of the video. I’d say that I got about ten more minutes coming.