CausticPhil is back, with a message for self-important bloggers (warning, he uses adult language): "if you were a dork before...well...i hate to break it to you, but...you're still a dork."
Then he goes after Microsoft:
"microsoft, microsoft, microsoft. like your open source foes, you lack just as much or even more perspective. with all your bloggers, evangelists, software legends, mvp summits, spot watches, media center devices, infopath, etc, etc...have you forgotten the fact that your goal should probably be to write and release reliable, secure, relatively bug-free software??"
I know a few people who haven't forgotten that's the goal. Check out Channel 9 for some of them. But don't look at me. I'm just an evangelist.
Lest you think you're safe from CausticPhil's attacks, he goes after a few other things as well, probably even a few things you like.
Let's see. In one post he nails bloggers, evangelists, Microsoft. Yes, folks, I am guilty as charged! :-)
Well, that's the second laugh I've had tonight. I think it's time to get some sleep.
Where's the rain? We arrived Sunday afternoon to sunny skies. You know that if you are following my photo blog. Yesterday it was clear once again. Funny thing was it was pouring when we left San Jose.
But darn is it cold!
Who said it always rains in Seattle?
What's rule #10 in the corporate weblogger manifesto? "If Doc Searls says it or writes it, believe it.
So, off I go listening. Nice podcast. Doc and Effern (that's the interviewer's fake name, he says the company he works for won't let him blog or podcast so he does so anonymously) even talk about me. They think someone has "spun" Bill Gates into believing blogging is good for Microsoft.
Please, if you're gonna say something like that, warn me not to be drinking water when it comes online.
I wish I could tell you why that made me laugh. Let's just say the skepticism is misplaced. You don't get 1300 to 1500 people doing ANYTHING at a company without some very explicit decisions made at the very top of the company. Think about that one for a while.
How do you get started on anything? One way is to check out the competition. That's what we are doing on our book blog. We have a question over there: what business books do you like? Why?