CKurt said:Bas said:*snip*
Channel 9 interviews are more about talking about technology and architectures and code. Not so much about 'putting people on the spot'. It would have to be a carefull interview, and the questions would have to be given to this person at forhand.
I mean it's more easy to interview people about the new product they are launching then interview them about a failure, without any good news to make you forget the failure. Look at the Rev9 interview, we bashed a lot about the current C9 but there was no video where a person accually admitted he made a mistake untill the Rev9 was released and they could say "We did a bad job at some points in v4 , but look now we have this and this in place to fix those problems"
A C9 interview should not be like a conversation with your boss (altough client is king), it should not be a public confession of where you went wrong. That is for internal politics.
Don't get me wrong, I would love to hear that person talk about the plans for Europe. But we need to make sure not to be like we are going head to head with this. Spark a conversation, tell us why it is so hard to get products launched in Europe. Tell us where you feel you could have done better.
I don't know, I'm not talking about putting the thumbscrews on anyone, but if I'm going to develop for WP7, I'd want to know, as a developer, if that effort is going to be worth it or if I'm going to be coding for a platform that is not going to be worthwhile for a large part of the market.
Also the part about not interviewing someone until they also have some good news to share means nothing to me. I thought this place wasn't about the marketing.