Weblog Archive >  2006 >  June >  11 Previous/Next

Scripting News, the weblog started in 1997 that bootstrapped the blogging revolution.
Permanent link to archive for Sunday, June 11, 2006. Sunday, June 11, 2006

Two years ago today, I did my first podcast. I called it an "audio Morning Coffee Notes." Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Orcmid welcomes himself to the OPML Editor. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Jeff Sandquist was Scoble's boss at Microsoft. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Doc Searls: "Scoble may turn out to have been the most human resource Microsoft ever had." Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Fred Wilson: "I think something is wrong with the link counting system that Technorati uses." Permanent link to this item in the archive.

The Internet, it's fantastic and scalable! Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Windows Vista is available via BitTorrent. Via TC.

I'm downloading a copy and seeding it here, just to help the community. It's a perfect illustration of something we want Microsoft to see -- get embraced and extended by the blogosphere, instead of the other way around, and all kinds of goodness follows.

Right now, as I write this, there are only 2 seeds. By the end of the evening there should be hundreds.

Ask not what the Internet can do for you...

Scoble moves Permanent link to this item in the archive.

A picture named freakedScoble.jpgChris Pirillo says it's "100 percent true" that Scoble is leaving Microsoft and joining Podtech.

I've been hanging with Scoble all day, had dinner with him and John Furrier last night (also Jason Calacanis, Leo Laporte, Steve Gillmor, Janice Fraser, Maryam Scoble, Chris Alden and Amber Dawn MacArthur). I've been all around this deal, so close to it, it's hard to comment.

Scoble is my friend, has been for many years. We've had ups and downs, lately it's been up after being really down. I didn't like how Microsoft was changing our relationship, and I told him so, really clearly. You can only be at such a large company for so long before it changes you.

Scoble really is a big generous guy, but not when he's in such a large stifling organization. When he finally decided to leave, it's as if a huge weight came off him, and all of a sudden, the old Scoble is back. I'm sure that losing his mother had something to do with the changes as well. One big change begets others.

I'm glad that Scoble and Maryam will be moving back to the Bay Area, I've been encouraging them to try the East Bay. I'd like to see Furrier open a studio in downtown San Francisco, I have some ideas about that, and may open one myself, or use theirs. I think the new media that's formed around RSS 2.0 with enclosures has become even more interesting. And it'll be great to have Scoble back, in more ways than one.

It's too bad Microsoft couldn't bend more. I know that sounds arrogant, but I'm not modest about the changes brought about by blogging, RSS, podcasting, unconferences, etc. I've said it before, it's not possible for Microsoft to embrace and extend this time, yet that's how they're playing it. It's more likely to happen the other way, RSS will embrace and extend Microsoft, but I guess Microsoft is going to put that day off even further into its future. It's already way late to acknowledge that the ideas that are shaping technology aren't coming from Redmond, they aren't even coming from companies.

A person like Scoble can have enormous influence just by adopting some very simple ideas. It's the ideas that have power. But Microsoft hasn't let the changes waft over them. They still think in old terms. I'm glad to see my old friend didn't go down with the ship.

You think? Permanent link to this item in the archive.

A picture named scoblesleaving-thumb.jpg


Last update: Sunday, June 11, 2006 at 11:49 PM Eastern.

Dave Winer Mailto icon

Comment on today's
Scripting News

Community Directory
A picture named folder.gif On this day in
A picture named folder.gif Marshall Kirkpatrick
A picture named folder.gif NPR Podcasts
A picture named folder.gif Share Your OPML Top 100
A picture named folder.gif OPML Editor Docs
A picture named folder.gif Scripting News Archive
A picture named folder.gif Open Irish Directory
A picture named folder.gif TechCrunch reviews
A picture named folder.gif MAKE Mag Feeds
A picture named folder.gif Amyloo's community car roll
A picture named folder.gif XML-RPC Directory
A picture named folder.gif Tim Post's Tomorrow
A picture named folder.gif LibriVox
A picture named folder.gif News.Com Top 100
A picture named folder.gif BloggerCon III Blogroll
A picture named folder.gif Public Radio podcasts
A picture named folder.gif iPodder.org directory
A picture named folder.gif Memeorandum
A picture named folder.gif DaveNet archive
A picture named folder.gif Scripting News sites
Click here to view the OPML source for this directory.

Click here to see a list of recently updated OPML weblogs.

Click here to read blogs commenting on today's Scripting News.

A picture named shareMyOpml_trsp.gif

Morning Coffee Notes, an occasional podcast by Scripting News Editor, Dave Winer.

June 2006
May   Jul

Click here to see an XML representation of the content of this weblog.

Click here to view the OPML version of Scripting News.


© Copyright 1997-2006 Dave Winer.