wow, such straight talk from laura and charles. remember when that one dude quit a long time ago and then posted some flame about who didn't refill the coffee maker - or something equally important - can't remember what exactly it was about. either way, i thought it was awesome, just cause it made it seem like channel9 wasn't all NDA-ed up. i hope it stays that way.
in retrospect, i can understand that channel9 is evolving. it just seems like those pesky little marketing and pr folks are managing to work their sneaky little tentacles in just a little bit more as of late. seems like there isn't a faster way to get a group of borderline asperger folks (developers) to tune out. example: those fancy screen shots during the wp7 interview. lame-o. just like a commercial, set to an interview. i know you'll have cool interviews going into depth on those screen shots - but as it is, that whole video wasn't exactly useful. Here is the whole thing summerized: "WP7 release date: Sept 26th. Here are some screen shots".
"We are tasked with helping Microsoft reach developers, their minds and their hearts. Futher, we are tasked with doing the same thing for non-developer technical enthusiasts." - Maybe another channel? My mom and myself will go to the same place and watch videos about MS products? Can't picture it. I know there are tags, I guess I should use the tags. To be honest I can't picture that working, but that is channel9's call.
d campus with my camcorder. I have to grow, too, right? - you know that dev that did more work than everyone else combined, and if he had moved to hawaii to surf you'd all be screwed? he was so awesome they put him in charge. then he had to deal with devs that refused to write tests, or refuesed to document their api, and he had to document all conversations with that slacker who always came in hung over, and then he had to deal with that harrasment issue. then one day someone realized he no longer coded. some people are perfect at what they do - then they get promoted.
All in all, Channel9 is awesome. Keep up the good work, just thought I'd bemoan the fact that it seems to have changed. Maybe I should welcome change. Maybe I'll get a different flavored latte this afternoon to celebrate change.