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Scoble to leave Channel 9 for Google

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    scobleizer

    Just a note, sorry to say, but I'm leaving Microsoft and Channel 9 to work at Google. Here's more details:

    http://scobleizer.wordpress.com/2006/04/01/announcement-im-going-to-google/

    It's been a lot of fun, but time for me to try something new.

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    dotnetjunkie

    Nice one Wink

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    Steve411

    WE WONT MISS YOU!!!!


    April fools. Smiley
    - Steve

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    Rowan

    This day is already old. [C]

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    scobleizer

    Don't miss the prank videos on Channel 9, either. Fun stuff.

    http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=178358#178358

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    Angus

    scobleizer wrote:
    Don't miss the prank videos on Channel 9, either. Fun stuff.

    http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=178358#178358


    Are you going to carry on posting on Channel 9?

    Angus Higgins

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    Cybermagell​an

    Rowan wrote:
    This day is already old.


    Ditto

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    Steve411

    Angus wrote:
    scobleizer wrote: Don't miss the prank videos on Channel 9, either. Fun stuff.

    http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=178358#178358


    Are you going to carry on posting on Channel 9?

    Angus Higgins


    Dude it's a joke.

    - Steve

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    scobleizer

    Yeah, I'll keep posting. Smiley

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    Sabot

    I'm Beer28 !

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    Steve411

    Sabot wrote:
    I'm Beer28 !


    HAHA! That just made my day, haha.

    - Steve

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    Steve411

    I just got the BSOD on my portable Windows CE enabled refigerator. LOL.

    April fools sucka.
    - Steve

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    Manip

    Hmm a good April fools joke should be more subtle; it should be 98% believable, 2% bull...

    You could have really had some fun if you had not taken it SO far to the point of being obvious.... Oh well... There's always next year.

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    Jason Cox

    Scoble, watch out for Ballmer on your way out, he may be on the roof of your building with a chair when he finds out.
    Tongue Out

    Gotta love April 1!

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    BruceMorgan

    scobleizer wrote:

    Just a note, sorry to say, but I'm leaving Microsoft and Channel 9 to work at Google. Here's more details:

    http://scobleizer.wordpress.com/2006/04/01/announcement-im-going-to-google/

    It's been a lot of fun, but time for me to try something new.

    Sorry, Robert, but this falls pretty flat for me.  I guess you didn't intend to people to really think you were going to Google.

    If you had really wanted people to fall for it and make a big April Fools Day splash, here's what I would have suggested:

    On Wednesday, post a diatribe about something internal to Microsoft.  Be exasperated.  Express the inability to effect change.  Talk about intertia and lack of nimbleness.  God knows its often true enough.

    Mid day Thursday, post about being super busy and not having time to post.  Also equally true.

    On Friday, ignore all that and post short link posts but don't spend time in your comments.  Don't engage.  Don't let them suspect anything.

    Then late in the day (like 7pm yesterday), post a <250 word heartfelt "need to make a change, need to get my life under control, thus I'm making the change.  As you may have suspected, I've admired Google for a long time so after much consideration" blah blah blah.

    And lock comments, just to avoid people commenting "oh, it must be  an April Fools joke".

    You'd get AP to pick that story up.

    But that's just my $.02

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    Cybermagell​an

    Yeah I'm with Bruce coulda been done better....meh too late now...

    But this is Scoble...despite probably admiting it's an April Fools joke people will still publish it. And this thread will become the highest viewed thread in all of C9

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    Stephen

    It is getting late here on top of the world and trusting anyone who does not put a disclaimer in their post is getting tricky... Tongue Out

    April Fools is 'soooo' yesterday.....


    And if Scoble said it was Yahoo he was of to work at, be it April Fools day or not I may actually have believed that one 'cause Google is just so expected... Tongue Out

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    Jaz

    wait wait.  scoble posted on his blog he's going to google, obvious april fool right, none of us are falling for it, bruce comes in saying yeah this coulda been done better (bruce being in on it).

    so none of us are falling for it.  but thats the april fools he's made it so blatant that it is an april fools but it's actually not and he has left MSFT for GOOG.


    so err is this double bluff or something?

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