What would possess someone to drive across the country for a year, in a
A lust for great stories and the open road perhaps?
Well, that's what I'm doing, starting next month in Chicago. It's part
of our Drive for Innovation
project in conjunction with
Avnet Electronics Marketing
. We're hitting a number of technology centers
around the country to find and report on innovative people, products
There's a lot more to the story, but you can check out the site
and a piece I posted on my personal blog
. My colleague David Blaza has got a chance to drive around his town
and blogged about it recently.
The purpose of today's post is simple: I want to visit you while we're on the road. I want to talk
to you and I want you to tell me about
- What you're doing
- Why you're an
- What you think about innovation and the future of our
Show us what you do for a living. Show us what you build in your
garage. Tell us about the kids you mentor or the people who've mentored
you. Tell us about the people who inspired you to get into electronics--parents, teachers, friends, complete strangers.
You are the story. Get in the Volt and drive around with us; show us your town or city. Help us pimp the
ride. Be a part of this adventure.
We'll be in Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan
during July and August;
New England and New York
in September-October; Florida-Alabama-Texas
come November-December and we'll loop back through New Mexico, Arizona
in early 2012. If you're not in the these states, but you're nearby, don't fear: I still want to swing by.
Email me with your best contact information
and your address so I can
build a list and a map and arrange some dates to see you.
I look forward to seeing you in the coming months!