Monday, December 05, 2005


Ron Copfer Adds His Unique Voice Via a Blog

My friend Ron Copfer is unique. A west side boy who once made his living by repairing nuclear power plants, he was among the first in this region to understand the transformative power of interactive communications, even before most people knew about the web. He's told the story about seeing an early version of an interactive CD, for Buick cars, and thinking that advertising would never be the same again. Over a decade ago, he decided to turn his full attention to making a business
of it. In the process, he's become something of a gray eminence among regional technology mavens, while still a pretty young guy. I think his best days--both as businessman and citizen--are ahead of him.

Anyway, he's on my mind today because he has just begun a
blog. Like many who step into this experimental realm of expression, he wonders aloud if he has the right stuff, or as he says, "I don't know if I have the chops, but I'm willing to give it a try." Hell, I think his entire career has been all about giving it a try, and mostly succeeding. Along the way, he's been an inspiration to anyone who ever tried their hand at their own business while stubbornly remaining a fully engaged citizen, unpopular political opinions and all. Who knew you could do both?

3 Comments:

At 1:00 PM, Blogger writelife said...

Thank you for intro to Copfer's online journal, John -- a dynamic blog and an even more interesting person. I'll be tuning in to this one.

 
At 2:58 PM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

Kristen,
You won't be disappointed. I can promise you'll routinely find much food for thought there, as your readers at Write Life will as well. Shame on me for not having gotten around to introducing your fine blog in similar fashion. But word quickly got around anyway...

 
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