I want to tell you that I love being on the COW. The feeling of community is just astounding and at the big shows like NAB and IBC the Cow leaders like me really start to understand the breadth and reach that we have. We live in an age were people can remain anonymous on the web, yet here on the Cow we all understand that we are part of a larger whole. At one point on the first day of the show the Aja booth had Walter, Shane, Jerry, Tim Kolb, Russ Lasson, Bob, Neil Sadwelkar ( all the way from india), Mitch Ives and a couple of dozen other COW members around me at various times.
That does not include the dozens of lurkers or people that I did not recognize, and the scores of people that came up to me and commented that " YOU'RE Gary Adcock!!!???, OMG I Read everything you write" or to the "fan' of mine that I met at the Maxx Digitial get together that was intoxicated enough when vigorously shaking my hand to leave a thumb shaped bruise on the top of my hand from his enthusiasm (it hurt like a bitch when ever someone shook hands for the rest of the week).
The Cow allows us a voice to be heard and those of you that do not realize it virtually everyone reads theses pages and content regularly.
And I do mean everyone. I talked to people from ABC and Disney, CNN/ Turner, HBO, BBC, NBC, CBS, NFL films(sorry I missed you guys on Monday).
I only offer support or answer questions on Creative COW. I sometimes make comments on other forums outside of the COW, but my main voice is here as a Leader on Creative COW. I host only my only Blog on the Cow.
My Best Friends are from the COW, my home is Creative COW.
Ron- I thank you for building this resource and letting me make it my main home on the web.