Maeir is not a common last name, yes there are Mayers, Meirs and Maiers, but practically no Maeirs. Since there is not really much competition, I have a habit of just googling for “maeir” to see what the net is saying about me. Until recently most of the answers were related to my cousin Aren, however lately there has been a swing in my favor 🙂
Before I reflect on what this result means, let me tell you a little about Cousin Aren. We were both born in the states, within 6 days of each other and moved to Israel with our respective families almost 4 decades ago. While I took the path of business, Aren became one of Israel’s leading archaeologists and is chairman of the Martin (Szusz) Department of Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology at
While I fight the goliaths of the telecom industry, Aren has actually discovered evidence of the biblical Goliath ! So while I deal in the business of bits and bytes and Aren focuses on ancient coins and pottery we do have a lot in common.
Going back to my google results above, I wonder if my growing popularity on google vs. Aren’s results reflects on increased interest in VoIP or there are other factors in play here. Whatever the reason may be – I do recommend to take a few minutes to look at Aren’s blog.