Having trouble with Gather? Lost, not sure what to do or where to look? Then, you have probably encountered the Guru of Gather. No, he is not a Gather Co-CEO, or an assistant, or any other title associated with Gather. In fact, Kevin V. is not even an employee of Gather. He will be the first to tell you he is a Gather member just like you or me. The fact is, Kevin knows so much about computers, computer language, programming, and cyber space that he is an awesome person to know.
Kevin will answer the most mundane question as though it were the most important question he has ever been asked. Perhaps that is one of the qualities in Kevin that makes him so special to those of us who know him. He knows how to answer the question in detail and to simplify the process so that the most computer ignorant person can understand and follow his directions. PLUS, if you are still uncertain, he will guide you step by step.
I think he needs to change the shirt in the photo to a white sports coat with a red rose in the lapel. That is how I see him in my mind's eye. I have never met Kevin in person, but his charm, kindness, charisma and helpfulness comes shining through. I don't know how he finds the time to help everyone he helps, plus writing technical articles, and reading and commenting on tons of articles every day.
When he sees this article he is going to be embarrassed because he doesn't like attention. However, Janet B. formed a Kevin V. Fan Club and I would love to see all of you who know him and have received helpful tips and ideas from him, come over to the Group's homepage and become a member. Those of you who don't know Kevin are welcome to come over, check out the Group's page and you, too, are welcome to join.
Kevin's fan club: http://kevinsfans.gather.com/ Remember, Kevin is NOT an employee of Gather, nor does he try to present himself as such.