Why do I love living near Silicon Valley? Well, last night Thomas Hawk and Kristopher Tate and I were out to dinner. Had a lovely meal at Pasta Moon. Highly recommended, great food.
Anyway, at one point one of the waiters sees Thomas playing with his new iPhone. Quickly pulls out his own iPhone and starts comparing apps.
Turns out the waiter was Richard Poncini, has been working at Pasta Moon for 14 years and has his own cooking business as well — he regularly makes feasts for other chefs at the Ritz, we learned.
Now, how does a business keep great employees? We learned that the owner of Pasta Moon is taking her entire staff to Italy soon. No wonder the food is so good.
By the way, I’ve never had a waiter notice my Nokia N95. The iCult continues…
UPDATE: I should have also told you what happened earlier in the day when we were having a snack at the Ritz with Francine Hardaway. The waitress there heard us talking about Facebook and chimed in and said “I’m on Facebook.” Cool, so are we. So are we.