Note about interviews:
In the spirit of weblogging, I've presented them unedited. I talked to Chris Lydon at BloggerCon and he mentioned that he sometimes edits the “uhs” and “umms” out of his interviews so the “flow is better”. I'm not a professional, so I won't present my content like that.
I conducted these interviews as research for two articles I'm writing for my local business newspaper. They were not intended to be scripted in any way and those interviewed we're asked on the spot, no prep work. The notable exception was Adam; I asked his permission earlier in the afternoon.