Interview with Matt Richman(@MattRichman)

I am a huge basketball fan. Unfortunately my "hometown" team, the Knicks, are awful -- the worst in fact. However, I'm still a fan of the game and the NBA as a league. So, I thought I would share one of the cooler plays I have seen in a while(Mike Dunleavy of the Bulls makes some volleyball magic in a basketball game).

Tonight's interview is with a "young gun" of sorts in the tech-blogging world. Matt Richman, according to his blog, is "a sophomore at Temple University" and is "looking for a summer internship" (so if you, Silicon Valley exec are, for some reason,seeing this, give this guy a job!). Matt is also an extremely smart and savvy blogger who has been linked to, or mentioned by, everyone from Dalrymple, to Gruber, to Dediu(kind of my holy trinity).

The best part of it all? He's in college! Just goes to show, age is really just a number. Here are my five questions with Matt:

How did you get into tech blogging/writing?

I’ve always been interested in technology and I’ve been reading about it for as long as I can remember. In early 2011, I thought, “Hey, all these people I’m reading — it’s just their opinions, and I have opinions too!” So I started publishing them.

You go to Temple University. What is your opinion on the university system? As a Junior in high school, what is your advice for me: college or skip it?

America’s university system is unjust and deeply flawed, but unless you have extraordinary circumstances — good or bad — I think it’s best to go.

What is going to be the biggest product of this year? (Doesn't have to be announced yet)

I think Apple Watch will be bigger than many pundits expect it to be.

What is your favorite blog, other than your own?

It depends on the day. I’m a big fan of Tech.pinions, Monday Note, Daring Fireball, Stratechery, and many others.

If you could speak to your 16 year old self, what would you say to him?

Your parents are awesome. Appreciate them more than you do.

David Silverman