Back in 2000, I was at a tech conference and Tim Bray was introducing me to one of my heroes: Tim O'Reilly. Before we could talk much, though, Tim O'Reilly's cell phone rang. It was Jeff Bezos calling to talk about the one-click patent (and Tim's Open Letter about it).
The call was written about in an article appropriately titled My Conversation with Jeff Bezos.
I never got to finish my conversation with Tim O'Reilly, though.