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Features, Reviews and a Blog by John Sciacca

Random Thoughts (Blog)

Random Thoughts (Blog)

Get To Know Me!

Posted on December 29, 2010 at 3:14 PM

Hello, I'm John Sciacca, and I'm sitting in my cozy black leather office chair, wheeling around my office like a regular captain of industry. I'm wearing a pair of olive khakis and staring at a 15-inch Dell CRT monitor and listening to Napster played through some horrible Micro Innovations speakers.  Obviously, we can't all be me, but if you'd like to increase the odds of fulfilling your dreams like I did, then I have one piece of advice for you - Get To Know Me! How did I get that giant scar on my leg? Why don’t I trust Dan when he says, “Trust me...I won’t let you go!”? What DOES that button that says “Do NOT press!” do? Get To Know Me! Imaginary voice over...


“Hello! Before I got to know John, I was nothing, nowhere, nobody! I was a nerdlinger working out of a gararge turning QDOS into MS-DOS. Girls wouldn’t talk to me and sweaters weren’t considered cool. And then, I got to know him, and now I’m one of the richest men in the world and could care less about the iPad! Today people call me...Bill ‘G Money’ Gates!”


Get To Know Me! Why do I insist on listening to depressing, chick rock? How do I keep my balance standing 6-foot 3-inches with lady-sized 9 feet? Just exactly how DO you pronounce my last name? Get To Know Me! Now, imaginarium this guy talking...


“Before I got to know John, I was nothing, nowhere, nobody! I was ousted as CEO from my own company, living in the shadows forced to wear the same pair of jeans and turtlenecks! And then, i-Got to know him, and bought Pixar for $5 million which I later sold for $7.4 BILLION and now everything i-Touch turns to i-Gold!  And today, they call me...El Jobso! But not to my face. Because I’d have them killed and use their crushed souls for the upcoming iPad case.”


Thank you, Steve Jobs!


“No...Thank You!”


OK. Well, that would be a TON funnier if you remembered the original Jon Lovitz skit from SNL back in the (mutters under breath, late 80’s, tell me some of you are old enough to actually have been watching TV back then...) whenever it ran. Anyhow, back to getting to know me. If you remember, about 3 weeks ago I mentioned that Universal Remote Control (truncated to the cooler sounding and less confusing URC) wanted to do a piece entitled “Know Your Industry Journalist” and they wanted ME to be said journalist.


Well, that piece came out today, and I’m here to share it with you. In this hard-hitting, self-interview, I'm not afraid to answer the tough questions, like:

What motivated you to become a journalist?


When did you start writing for magazines and web sites?


What's the best feedback you've ever received for one of your articles?


Tell us about your blog!


You're not afraid to be controversial. Do you view your columns and blog as an attempt to move the industry forward, or is it more of a way for you to vent your frustrations and concerns?


Describe, if you can, the average day of John Sciacca.


What are your favorite things to do when you have free time?


And many, MANY more! (OK, maybe like four or five more.) So support my buds over at URC and let them know that they indeed made the right choice by selecting me as the journalist for launching their 2011 newsletter by clicking this link and reading my story and...Get To Know Me!

Categories: December 2010

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Reply Ashley
12:13 AM on February 3, 2011 
Getting up at 8:45 and having a 4 year old doesn't jive! Mine are up by 6:15. But nice hearing about your life these days. :)
Reply John Sciacca
9:33 AM on February 3, 2011 
Ashley says...
Getting up at 8:45 and having a 4 year old doesn't jive! Mine are up by 6:15. But nice hearing about your life these days. :)

We have finally trained her to sleep in to a civilized 8:30. At which point she wants Dana to get up with her. Yes, I live the life of a Pasha. Plus, I only have one to deal with; you have exponentially more...