In the past month I’ve gotten a lot of people doing the metaphorical equivilent of yelling and screaming at me, so it’s nice when I get some compliments too. Here’s a couple:
“Perhaps its Scoble’s enthusiasm or passion, or his really loud and excited laugh. But ever since Scoble left channel 9, I haven’t been able to watch more than five minutes of a channel 9 video. Perhaps it was how the camera was always moving, looking at the screen, following the conversation. I keep clicking on the channel9 videos, as they show up on techmeme, but it just isn’t fun any more.
“I was looking around Podtech and I came across this from Scoble. I watched the whole thing! No kidding. I’m a huge Hugh fan, and the whole thing was awesome. I know I’m alone in this but I like Scoble’s laugh he’s having such a good time it seems. ”
One interesting thing is that the video tour of CERN hasn’t gotten any comments at all. It’s really sad that historical videos don’t get as much traffic (I’ve noticed this trend before — my previous tour of the Computer History Museum got a lot less traffic and comments than other videos I’d done, even though it was done by one of the greats in our field, Gordon Bell).
What’s important of the tour of CERN? It was done by the guy who freaking pushed for TCP/IP. Without him the Web wouldn’t have happened at CERN and we wouldn’t have known Tim Berners-Lee. Not to mention the work that CERN is about to embark on will have a bigger impact on what we know about
the world universe everything than anything Google, or Microsoft, or any Web 2.0 company will do over the next four years.