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Apparently Hammer ‘Can Touch This’



mc_hammer_tx21I just took the inaugural Virgin America flight from San Francisco to Orange County and had a chance to chat with a bunch of interesting people.  Justine Ezarik, Eliane Fiolet, Karen, Beth Blecherman and several other bloggers were on board. I sat between Virgin’s CFO and a Google Labs marketing exec, who’s responsible for promoting Google’s cloud computing services. Richard Branson was in the row in front of me and the airline’s CEO was across the aisle.

I shot a bunch of video and photos, which I’ll post later tonight, but one of the most exciting talks I’ve had so far was with MC Hammer. Yes, the “You Can’t Touch This” MC Hammer. He’s really into tech and especially into touch-enabled devices and tablets. On this trip he’s carrying an HP TouchSmart tx2 tablet, a pair of iPhone 3Gs and an T-mobile G1.

He told me that he’s been using tablets ‘since before they were good.’

Just last week I asked if it rappers and hip-hop could promote touch computing– I think we found our man!



  1. Ben

    04/29/2009 at 9:01 pm

    sweet. but 3 phones? and 2 are the same thing? i’ll never understand that.

  2. Ryan P.

    04/29/2009 at 11:40 pm

    That’s awesome! I love MC Hammer! I think it’s great to see well known people using tech like that. 2 iPhones, and a G1, though… That’s a little odd. Maybe he has the iPhones to play games on, and a spare in case the battery dies on the first.

  3. Modnar

    04/29/2009 at 11:42 pm

    That so is the person to promote tablets!

    Good spotting.

  4. Gavin Miller

    04/30/2009 at 6:09 am

    How big were his pants though?

  5. Sumocat

    04/30/2009 at 7:03 am

    Ben & Ryan: People like Hammer use multiple phones to separate the parts of their lives, like having a work phone and a home phone. Also lets him prioritize calls and hand off phones to assistants as needed. It makes sense for him to have multiple phones though it would be pretty ridiculous for someone not in his position.

  6. Fernando

    04/30/2009 at 4:02 pm

    Hammer is da man; he totally rocks !

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