And this is what the cover looks like. The article covers my Mac life, dannychoo.com, my career acheivements, Mirai Inc and our Flagship product Mirai Gaia. A glowing feature unlike the steaming pile of baboon diarrhea that was published in the Singaporean 'news paper' The Straits Times recently.
I spent more than two hours with them after the Animax workshop and the interview seemed to have went well.
What they ended up publishing was some steaming crap which insinuated that I hated working for my father - the editor came up with junk from his/her imagination and basically made stuff up - their 'interview' with me seemed to have given them the privilege of saying what they wanted.
They also chose incredibly childish language for bits 'which I said' insinuating that I cant speak English too!
They dragged my wife and personal affairs into the article and published my personal phone number visible on my business card.
Never met them before and don't know why they chose to publish a menacing article. Very very evil indeed. Just another bunch of people to add to the list of haters.
The four page article is called Ringo Shokunin - about designers and creators who use Macs. I talk about how and why I switched to Mac after using Windows for over ten years.
I just needed to get on with my work and not spend all my time maintaining Windows where the underlying technology is still fundamentally the same since Windows 95 - a registry that gets raeped every time you install or run an application.
The only time I need Windows is for doing QA on IE6/7. The sites we build run on Unix and as some of you may know - Mac is Unix based and comes complete with Apache and PHP.
I also love the Mac interface and Expose which makes task switching a breeze. I do have my Mac complaints but am one very happy Mac user.
Here are some closeups of the article for those who can read Japanese.
Here we go through Tokyo Trooper, dannychoo.com, my career at Amazon and Microsoft and talk about Mirai Inc and our flagship product Mirai Gaia which is a Consumer Generated Media Search Engine Optimized E-Commerce platform - a mouthful ^^;
And more info on Mirai Gaia - the Good Smile site with a few examples of how good it is at SEO. For example, do a search for Nagato Yuki (in Japanese) in Yahoo Japan - out of 3.6 million results - the Good Smile site is the first natural result which shows how powerful Mirai Gaia is. The key here is that my clients don't need any knowledge of SEO at all - all they do is prepare contents and Mirai Gaia does the rest automatically. At 5000000 yen is incredibly competitively priced where other web development companies charge over 10000000 yen.