danguyf danguyf

Niner since 2005


  • Cleartype Team - Typography in Windows Vista

    I'm glad to see that you took my request to heart to stop making nervous jokes and laughing obnoxiously when Bill Hill is trying to talk -- oh wait, no you haven't.

    He's still amazing.
  • Bill Gates - A short chat with Microsoft's Chief Software Architect

    Much better interview!  You're mostly doing a better job suppressing the nervous laughter, Mr. Scoble.
  • Bill Hill - A Hike Around Microsoft's Forests (Happy Birthday Video #5)

    A tour of campus is of interest, I'm sure, but should be seperate from an interview with Bill Hill about what nature can teach us about reading and typography.  Granted that the interview seems to have started out with the idea that it would be Bill Hill conducting a tour of campus, but once he went further afield I would have jettisoned those plans and let him loose.

    A good single camera interview can make me feel like I'm there with the subject the same way a well-designed book disappears leaving just me and the content.  Your interjections snap me out of that illusion as surely as bad hyphenation or a sudden font change mid-sentence.

    When I read your blog (which I do, a lot) I want to see you; in interviews not so much.

  • Bill Hill - A Hike Around Microsoft's Forests (Happy Birthday Video #5)

    I love listening to Bill Hill.  "An hour and a half of Bill Hill?", I thought to myself, "Heaven!"

    And it would have been, if not for Scoble interrupting him with useless ephemera, like what number a building is or telling Bill that he's going to get a close-up of a mountain.

    For God's sake, man, who cares what number a building is?  I've never been to the MS campus and if I ever go I'm sure someone will have a map.  Bill was saying something cool and now that you've interrupted him he's jumped to another topic entirely.

    It's not like Bill Hill needs to be prompted.  (Though the question about what tracking teaches us about typography, though flippant, did evoke a wonderful response.)  Just turn on the camera, stay quiet, and keep up.

    I'm a big fan of Scoble, but in interviews he needs to be less obtrusive.