Gadgetoff originated in 2002 when Mike Dubno arranged a meeting between “Digital” Dan
Dubno and Greg Harper. Dan and Greg had known about each other for years and both came to the meeting well prepared.
Here is how the conversation went -
you seen this?” (a small electronic
device slid effortlessly out of a pocket and onto the table)
B: “Oh, you mean this.” (an
identical unit appears magically)
continued until 15 pounds of electronics of all shapes and
sizes is heaped on the table
A: “Well, I know you haven't seen this—it is the
only one in North America!” (a shiny object is
B: “Except for this one!”
a brief flash of pain crossed A’s face)
A: “Ok, ok, but I know this one is totally unique—nobody
else has this one yet!”
object was emptied onto the table, a look of triumph on A’s
B: “Is that the color version?” (the
color version appeared, A is stunned)
We still debate to this day who was A and B at the first dinner,
but what is important is how Gadgetoff has grown from that
serendipitous moment with little gadgets into the broad,
intellectually stimulating experience it has become.
“Digital” Dan Dubno
“Digital Dan” Dubno is an Emmy award-winning broadcaster,
technologist, consultant, producer, and “connector”.
After 30 years in broadcasting (17 at CBS News),
Dan recently created his own technology intelligence
company - "Blowing Things Up, LLC."
Michael is a former partner and CTO of Goldman Sachs. In
his pre Wall Street days he authored a top-selling video
game and worked in robotics. In addition to Gadgetoff he
dabbles in artificial intelligence.
Greg is the Senior Strategic Advisor to the Chairman for
Trans World Entertainment. He has been a television producer,
technology consultant and all around gadget lover since
he was born.
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