So ... why didn't I think of that? Pounding the pavement of downtown Palo Alto, outside of Il Fornaio, a favorite dining spot of the Valley VCs. Or a trot down Mathlida Ave. in Sunnyvale, hitting Yahoo!, Juniper Networks, and Lockheed Martin? Or even a trip over to the 'plex? Maybe I could've gotten someone like Jim Goldman (CNBC Silicon Valley Bureau Chief) to interview me.
Seriously ... perhaps this is not the best approach. He's been criticized for not trying more traditional approaches (for professionals). (His response: they're not working.) At any rate, I feel for the guy, having been in that position not too long ago.