Checking in With GigaOM Readers: An Update


So due to unforeseen complications, my homecoming was delayed by a day or so. That also means my therapy is going to start a day later, but who’s counting? If you haven’t already read it, Dan Fost’s article in the New York Times outlines some of my vices. Believe me: my Mom has been giving me an earful. Your overwhelming response — thousands of emails, hundreds of voicemails and a bonsai — I cannot thank you enough for your wishes. Let me just say that your prayers are the reason I am going to be able to blog again. For next few months, my focus will be on rebuilding my body and mind and taking it slow. Hopefully you will come back and share in the process.

I also want to thank a service called GotVoice. It is sort of like Yahoo for voicemail — a nifty web-based voicemail management system. I had signed up for it before the holidays to “review” the service. It worked with my iPhone, my AT&T line and my softphone VoIP service. It pulled the voicemails from the various systems and put them in the order received. More importantly, it sent me a transcript of the voicemails in the email inbox. In less that 50 minutes I read your sentiments. Some of the transcriptions were not too good, but I got the feelings loud and clear.

Thank you all, and slowly, I will call you back.


Ron Palmeri

Om – take care of yourself. there will always be some tech thing happening, but you need to make sure you’ll be around to write about it.


Welcome back Om! So great to hear your voice loud and clear. Take your time, though. All of us around you won’t let you come back too fast.

Stu Browne

three things to get you better: Nopal ( Mexican catus in a capsul)-has lowered my colesterol, Alaska salmon fish oil (200 mg)- will help unblock arteries, GOLF with no cart…ie walking 18 holes ( get a caddy to carry your clubs) will help relieve stress plus its fun. Get well fast and nameste amigo.


Thanks for the update, Om. We’ll be praying for your speedy recovery.

Victor Blake

So sorry to hear you were not well, but glad that you’ve got the help you need. When I read vices I thought for a moment you had a secret vice! Coffee, good food, and cigars! We’re all in trouble! Seriously, my prayers are with you and of course we’ll all understand that you will need some well earned time.

Adam Kane

Get well soon, my friend. And please take it slow. We need you fully recovered by spring training.

francine hardaway

Om, you “idiot” :-) don’t call ANYONE back. No one is expecting it, and no one will be offended. Rest up and do every minute of your therapy. We love you. And it has nothing to do with returned phone calls.


Great to hear that you’re coming through this well and that your attitude is so positive. Here’s hoping you find some new, fun, healthy “vices” to replace those that you’re leaving back in 2007. Cheers!


Glad to hear your recovery is coming along well, Om. Please take care of your health, and best wishes for a full and speedy recovery. Ash

Avid GigaOM Reader

Hi Om, best wishes for a speedy recovery! Get well soon. Cheers!

Ted Shelton

Om – All of us in the ‘hood are wondering what we can do for you — we are here for you — let us know and we’ll be at your doorstep!!

Jonathan Hirshon

Glad to hear you are home and resting, my friend – as I noted in previous messages, if you need ANYTHING, day or night – you call me.

That simple.


Ramana Kovi

Glad you are getting better. Take care of your self man. No one else will.


I can only imagine what you must be going through right now. Rebuilding your body, spirit, and mind after such an ordeal isn’t an easy task. We’re all pulling for you, my friend.

As I blogged a while back, your experience is strengthening my resolve to get my own health in gear.



Time off is as important as rest when it comes to your health. Take more time off as your team has got your blog covered.

Best wishes for a speedy recovery,


allen stern

hey – get well soon – we still need to meet so you can teach me all of your secrets! :)


Hi Om – thanks for keeping us updated. You definitely have a fighting spirit. Take care of yourself!


OM – Best Wishes – your team continues to engage your fans while you get the much needed rest – don’t rush – Take it easy for a while. Cheers!


Om – good to see you back here but really… do take some time off before returning to writing full time. Cleansing/rebuilding the mind comes first – the bloglines can wait.

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