A friend has been showing me some video of QRIO, Sony's robot ambassadors (they aren't on sale yet, and may never be -- they would cost more than $40,000 if sold) and they are freaking the coolest thing I've ever seen. I bet Microsoft would buy one for our conference center to greet visitors. Anyone with some contacts at Sony? I imagine that a tour of Microsoft by a QRIO robot would be a big event.
Tom Murphy writes a weblog about the PR industry and today he wrote: "Blogging is an opportunity for Public Relations, not a threat." It's great to see that some PR folks get it. Read the rest of his lengthy rant about what the PR industry should do here.
Fabrice Marguerie introduces SOA (service oriented architecture), in French. You can either use a translation service, or you can wait for him to translate it to English.
Fabrice is the guy who keeps the cool SharpToolbox, which contains hundreds of tools for .NET developers.
Jason Alexander built a Mozilla plugin so he could look up Microsoft stuff using Google and Mozilla.
Phillip Torrone, our geek role model, has now programmed his Aibo robots to weblog for him. I'm not worried -- yet. :-) I wonder, in 100 years will robots do everything? If so, what will we do?
Microsoft is sponsoring the ImagineCup contest for coders and cinematographers.