Great talk! A perfect example of real history and terchnology!
No critiques here! Well done. One of the best of this video series!
I'm still reading the SDK reference and am failing to see the most primal, straight-forward "server scenario" emitting a portion of a Word document as XHTML.
I look forward to an honest reponse to this request instead of (as in the past via Brian Jones) doing stuff like:
- Concluding that you do not understand what I'm talking about.
- Assuming that XHTML features must provide some bizarre petfect fidelity and round-trip-ability instead of emitting a subset of the Word document.
- Pretending that you did not read this post and suppressing some strange historical "low-priority" relationship with HTML in particular and the Web in general.
Don’t you know that Scott Guthrie will cut you? Don’t you ever tell Scott Guthrie to “draw out something” on the whiteboard! Scott will put you in a headlock and make your world turn black! Scott will insert patent cubes up you! You sit there and let Scott talk![A]
Oops! Spoke to soon... it is her office and she was not finished unpacking!
I knew it was irresistable for my fellow niners to make a remark about the physical apperance of Sumit Chauhan. I had the same "challenge" but for me it is an indication of my poverty. It reminds me that so many people are "ugly" in so many ways that when we see what resembles "beauty" we pack on like wolves to pollute and defile.
Now trivia: Sumit Chauhan is an engineer. I assume that this interview took place in her office so you can see that her space is not "decorated" with "girl stuff" in particular and consumer gluttony in general. She takes a very utilitarian view of her work space...
Since you, Jon, are actually a writer that does understand the power of XML, your valuable commentary on these two items would be greatly appreciated:
“CleanXHTML for Microsoft Office Word 2003″
“DocBook XSL: a Complete Guide, Open XML XSL: an Incomplete Guide”
Jan 19, 2007 at 2:28 PMExcellent premise! A historical video and I'm one of the few that is actually interested in history and genius personality.
The declarative comments by the male speaker about any topic other than machine-related objects were quite annoying. But Rory is more annoying than this guy so that's the state of affairs in Redmond.
We need to see several testimonials telling us that this series designed to educate us about women in technology is useful. Bring on the 12 year old girls with touching stories of Microsoft humanity.
What may be more useful is to interview an expert that has interviewed hundreds of women in technology so that we can get sweeping, broad strokes with more informative power based on statistics and hard research. Surely someone who works for Slate or maybe even MS NBC can relate.
Another option is to interview a woman at Microsoft who is as old as Jim Allchin (and with similar seniority)---but that may be hard to do because of (gasp!) sexism in old Microsoft. An older woman should have some experience seeing women come and go on the campus.