Since I'm in Silicon Valley this week, working a mere mile or two from Google's headquarters (I'm sitting in Microsoft's cafeteria) I wanted to make sure no one confused me and Matt Cutts (Google's top blogger) together, so that's the shirt I'm wearing today. Thanks Matt! (great branding, by the way).
Oh, heck, enough fun and games. John Tokash pays me the best compliment about UMPCs, er, Origamis: "I missed Robert Scoble at the Faire. Too bad – I would have congratulated him in person for being absolutely right about the UMPC."
Just in case you haven't had enough of me lately, I've been making the rounds. Here's a bunch of recordings:
- Me and Shel Israel speaking at Microsoft Research.
- Me and Shel speaking at BA Ventures (we were on fire after Amazon).
- John Jantsch, of Duct Tape Marketing, interviewed me for his podcast.
I'm probably going to take the rest of the day off to work on Channel 9 stuff. The IE team is having a launch event tonight that I'm going to take AnandM, India's famous .NET blogger, to.
On the top of my list are the folks who put together the world's biggest water balloon fight on behalf of the Xbox team!
Anyone who gets 2,950 people out to throw 50,000 balloons
50,000 people at a Microsoft marketing event is freaking awesome in my book!
Forget marketing. Forget trying to evangelize products or all that. Sometimes on my tour around Microsoft I meet simply incredible people who do things like drop everything within a few hours of a disaster halfway across the country and fly to New Orleans to help the Red Cross and victims and their families. I'm lucky enough to have gotten Jim and Dan's KatrinaSafe story onto video. They set a very high bar for the rest of us to reach up to whenever other human beings are in need. Shows that, yes, even geeks can help out during disasters.
The interview is a bit long, but eventually we get into what they learned from the experience. This interview might help a community the next time there's a disaster. I'm wondering how Microsoft can help BEFORE the next disaster hits?