This Is A Triumph

Some of you may be wondering why I’ve been grinning like an idiot since noon, so I’ll tell you.

I had an idea today, and it seemed like a decent one so I emailed it to Gabe Newell.

Sir –

My daughter, who is all of two and a half years old, has asked me if I can get her an Aperture Science Turret for Christmas. I told her that Santa wasn’t likely to bring her a turret, but I would see if we could get her a companion cube, and she seems OK with that.

I thought that it would be perfect, though, if there were kids’-sized shirts in the Valve store commemorating Aperture Science’s “Bring Your Daughter To Work” day. There don’t seem to be, though, and I thought I should bring that oversight to your attention.

Thanks for everything,

— Mike Hoye

An hour later I got an email from Arsenio Navarro, in charge of Valve’s merchandising, which read in part:

Hello Mike,

Thank you for your email – and excellent t-shirt idea.
We will correct this oversight and offer a design at the Valve Store. […]

Cheers,

Arsenio

I haven’t been that giddy about something in my inbox since I got an email from Don Knuth. I’m sure that most of you are aware that Valve Software, and Gabe Newell in particular, are 100% awesome. But for those of you who were not, let me assure you: that is the case.

3 Comments

  1. Posted August 24, 2011 at 9:17 pm | Permalink

    Please tell me they’re sending you a selection of free ones.

  2. mhoye
    Posted August 24, 2011 at 9:23 pm | Permalink

    There’s some stuff in that “[…]” that I didn’t feel like trumpeting.

  3. Zeynep
    Posted August 25, 2011 at 9:12 am | Permalink

    There is nothing in this entry that isn’t precious, and that starts with your daughter’s gift wishes and goes on from there.