I didn’t know about Tech Crunch’s new conference until today…

A friend of mine who’ll go unnamed, but he isn’t involved in the Demo conference, just came up to me in the hall here at Demo and said “it’s pretty sleazy that you supported Mike Arrington given that Sam Sethi affair at Le Web.”

For the record, I didn’t know about this conference until Mike told me at lunch today. Also, it did seem fairly tactless to announce a competitive conference at Demo, given what had gone on between Mike and Sam — if Mike had advised me, I would have asked him to wait until after Demo was over to announce this new conference. Here’s Mike’s own words: “This is driven entirely from Sam’s ethical lapse in trashing a competitor while simultaneously promoting his own events.”


Jim Allchin, check this out…

You might have heard the news that Jim Allchin retired today from running the Windows team at Microsoft. But, you might not know that he’s an accomplished guitarist.

Well, now that he’s retired, I’m sure he’ll want to play with Don Box, or Steve Ball, or some other Microsoft musicians (geeks are often great musicians).

Well, on stage at Demo as I type this is “eJamming” which hooks up band members all over the world. Really cool. They have a guitarist on stage that’s playing with other musicians all over the world.

Which blog search engine is covering Demo best?

This morning I started comparing the various blog search engines on which one is doing best at bringing you the best news from the Demo conference.

One thing that bugs me about blog search is still every engine is showing spam, but Technorati seems to have less spam. Anyway, I just visited all the engines and Google Blog search is doing a better job.

What engine is winning in your judgment? Do you agree/disagree that Google is winning here?