Ted Kummert, S. Somasegar (Soma), Bill Laing: On Trifecta Launching and Working Together - Enter SQL

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    RichardRudek
    I don't know what to think about this 'new style'. At the start, there was too much camera hopping, which made me stop the video, and try to come online and complain.

    As the site was (is still) having trouble, I decided to try watching it again, and eventually the camera hopping subsided to a more acceptable level, instead using slow zooms.

    Content-wise, there wasn't a lot of value, so if it wasn't for my aggravation with the production, I wouldn't have commented... Expressionless
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    Charles
    RichardRudek wrote:
    I don't know what to think about this 'new style'. At the start, there was too much camera hopping, which made me stop the video, and try to come online and complain.

    As the site was (is still) having trouble, I decided to try watching it again, and eventually the camera hopping subsided to a more acceptable level, instead using slow zooms.

    Content-wise, there wasn't a lot of value, so if it wasn't for my aggravation with the production, I wouldn't have commented...


    Content-wise, you don't think it's valuable to know how VPs interoperate and what they do for a living at Microsoft? That's fine. I found it worthy of C9, but I'm just me... This certainly is not a technical interview. As for the camera hopping, I agree. We will fine tune this approach. Thank you, as always, for your feedback.

    To be clear. This is 'another' style and the 'C9' style will not go away. I promise.

    C
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    irascian
    Variety is the spice of life so I had no problems with the content. If nothing else it's interesting to see three big 'higher ups' sharing their thoughts with us about the way they work, so it's all good even if as a developer it might come across as relatively free of the technical nitty gritty that is our main interest .

    I did find the camera switching and movement distracting, particularly with the camera's being so far apart so that the perspective of where the speaker was looking kept switching all over the place. But this is hard to fix in a fairly ad-hoc situation when you have three different folks all interacting quite quickly but addressing themselves to a fixed position interviewer who isn't moving.  The dreary "single static fixed position" for filming and shaky wobbly cam that can result when trying to focus on the person that's actually talking gets rather dull after a while.

    Personally I don't think the usual Channel 9 "single camera in a fixed position" style would have worked given there are three people all trying to share equal time.
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    KevinB
    I didn't actually have time to watch the video so I grabbed the WMA and just listened to it. I thought it was a great interview, all three were very interesting to listen to and Charles' questions led the conversation as exactly the right pace. It wasn't technical but you could guess that from the title and the people involved.

    Great interview, Soma as always was good to listen to, he just seems so passionate about what he does.

    Kevin
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    littleguru
    I liked the interview too. It's not much content, speaking of how did you implement feature x and why but more the general overview and how they interact. From time to time it went a little bit into marketing speech but I guess that's normal...
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    elmer
    I must admit that, having never travelled on an airline with the so-called 'Channel-9' I never saw any significance in the name... but now that I know the meaning, I can see why this sort of internal chat would rate relevance on the site.

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