IT WAS in Monaco – I flew in, I think for a channel gig. I certainly took a helicopter from Nice to Monaco, Sukh Rayat and me were in the helicopter.
It wasn’t the first time I’d been to Monaco, but certainly was the last.
I found myself in a channel conference with old muckers Roy Taylor and Scot John Byrne.
They had fallen out – I’m not quite sure why – because they were one partnership when I’d first met them as a channel journalist.
Now, of course, they are very important people. I think John Byrne works now for Dell-EMC and Roy works for Nvidia – sorry, AMD.
They were hammer and tongs in Monaco. I, being the perfect diplomat, brought them together in the cheapest bar in the place – a Guinness bar – where I persuaded them to love each other again.
I hadn’t expected Byrne and Taylor to jump on a table and kiss each other – in obviously a fraternal rather than a gay way.
The rest is history. Or maybe mystery. ♦