1:00 PM – Now that the Pulver 100 is in its fifth year, I have a bunch of stupid questions:
- How many of the companies on the list count Jeff Pulver as an investor, shareholder, board member, or paid advisor?
- How many companies on the list allow their employees to wear Hawaiian shirts any day of the week?
- How is the list assembled? (Note: "It is typed" is not the answer I'm looking for there.)
- Does Pulver evaluate each company individually? Or does he enlist the help of a young genius who helps him, using a combination of police work and higher mathematics, like on the CBS show NUMB3RS?
- Is the Pulver 100 picked by VON Magazine, which counts Pulver as its publisher?
- Will Viacom sue me for saying NUMB3RS?
- Is the Pulver 100 picked by the staff of The Pulver Report? (Note: The Pulver Report's next issue is set to arrive in June 2005.)
- Are the Pulver 100 winners notified by calls from a Free World Dialup client?
- If Jeff Pulver bought a NASCAR event, would he call it The Pulver 100?
- Did Pulver really just publish a list of hot "IP communications" companies and neglect to put a single hyperlink in the whole bunch?
- Do I have to go to the Pulver 100 lunch at Spring VON to find this stuff out?
- Is VON Mexico a conference, or a clandestine hotel alias used by Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick?
— Phil Von Trapp, Managing Editor, Light Reading