Nothing like a Slashdotting to bring out the warm fuzzies. Marc and Lucas both have nice things to say about my interviewing style:
Marc: "The process is fascinating - an interview where you get to decide what's talked about, an intelligent discourse happens at your pace and you even get to read it before it's published.
This the way Interviews should be done."
"I think that Richard's style is characteristic of writing that's native to the net. He's a patient and thoughtful guy, and his b.s. meter is pretty sensitive."
They're both right of course ;-) A little background about my interviewing style. I've done about 5 'formal' interviews now (including one yet-to-be-published). For each new one, I start by thoroughly researching the interview subject. Based on that foundation, I devise a set of questions - usually long-winded (oops, I mean in-depth) and on a general theme that I've decided I want to explore. Depending on the circumstances, I'll conduct the interview by email or phone - or both. The interview process is collaborative and, apart from writing the actual questions, I find myself "shaping" the content more so than writing it.