In Chicago today on the 6th floor of the University of Chicago’s Gleacher Center, I had the pleasure of meeting Harold Pollack for the first time. He saw that I was speaker at a Booth School Real Estate conference and he was kind enough to find me and introduce himself. We had a nice talk. Whether the Internet is a substitute or a complement for face to face meetings is an old question. In this famous 1998 paper , Glaeser, and Gasper argue that they are complements (i.e like peanut butter and jelly). I have now met three RBC bloggers. Michael O’Hare and I have had lunch in Berkeley. I always learn from Mark K on the 6th floor of the UCLA Public Policy building and now I have met Harold and hope to see him when I return to Hyde Park in early December. I’m going to Stanford a few times soon and now I’m wondering if I can track down Keith.