Back in 1995 I interviewed Esther Dyson (on a Saturday afternoon), and shortly after that I launched Silicon Alley Reporter as my own personal Release 1.0. She was always very generous with me, speaking at any event I held–even when the market sucked and the audiences started to thin out.
Almost ten years after that I met Esther at her office (on a Saturday night–she keeps odd hours) to explain our ideas for Weblogs, Inc. She thought it was a good idea, but not for anyone to do–she thought it was a good idea for me to do it. That made a lot of sense to me.
Anyway, Esther did a great interview here.