HOLLYWOOD — Google’s Santa Monica Speaker series hit the Fairmont Miramar Hotel Thursday with an open bar for the techies and director Kevin Smith.
Google’s engineering director Thomas Williams introduced Smith to the computer crowd as one of their own: “He has two websites, 20 podcasts and a MySpace blog.”
Smith wasted no time in saying, “The crowds I usually talk to, most of them don’t have jobs. I don’t know shit about tech — unless it’s what’s your favorite porn site.” On other things tech — Smith went on to say he was ambivalent about piracy (“I used to buy scripts and bootleg movies”) and that he had just gotten an iPhone (“I waited in line on opening day — they applauded you when you bought it — they never did this when I bought a Sprint phone.”)
Smith fought off “Fight Club”scripter Jim Uhls’ probing questions about the value of watching movies on something as small as an iPhone by saying, “They could project it on somebody’s areola and I’d watch.”