You guys have to shoot another one of these videos. Have Scoble climb into a Tardis/blue police box one last time and then show Rory coming out of it. Sort of like a Dr. Who regeneration. Be sure to add cool sound effects. And please don't put a stalk
of celery on your suit, Rory. Have a long scarf and a bag of jelly babies or something.
And then, I suppose to add to that, on the Konfabulator site, it said it was an idea he was thinking about five
years before February 2003 (and the project was underway in 2002, but it just wasn't
released until February 2003).
So, it's the old "who came up with it first" innovation argument. Which is then usually followed closely by the "yeah, but when did it arrive on MY platform?" argument.
For a moment I thought Scoble was going to tumble backwards down the escalator. Good thing you filmed that part first before the stop at the watering hole.
Warning: Dramamine recommended for certain portions of this video.
As far as the size of the main convention hall, it reminds me of the Sportshows that come through town here. Usually, they are that big, too. Of course there it isn't "information overload" its "resort brochure overload". But it makes for good reading
in the winter months.
So did you actually have Coronas? You guys should have blown across the tops of the Corona bottles...wait maybe that was a tapper.
::: rewinds video :::
Wait...maybe Jeff was having wine or something I couldn't tell. I heard bottles breaking.
Interesting. Somewhat similar to what I have been envisioning for some time. Have you been reading my posts? Luckily, I still have the best ideas up my sleeve, as I would not post them here. I can't believe you are just arriving at this point.
As far as there being a performance hit by using graphical workflows "in the past"...whatta bunch of bull.
What's with the editing...edit...ed...editing in parts of this video? It reminded me of Max...Max...Max Headroom for a minute around the 28:05 and 28:19 marks.
I'm worried that this is going into Office 12, though. Then every secretary will think of themselves "a programmer". If you thought font/table h**l in Word was bad, wait til you see an admin assistant send an urgent Outlook message to the Exchange server
as part of a workflow.
"Reply to all" anybody?
I don't think Access Control and gray boxes are going to save us. Please keep this away from my superiors, also. Management LOVES workflows.
How does this tool scale visually? Like if you have large switch statements or large programs? I thought I saw an IF/THEN statement earlier on.
Thanks for the video...it was very interesting and I wish you guys would put up more videos from Anders. I am somewhere in the middle on the LINQ phenomenon, however, and again I keep going back to my old comment:
Why now? Why not a few years ago? Were there performance issues? The underlying technology has certainly been there for a while. Or was it an internal structuring/organizational issue? I can see reasons for both. Conceptually, however, only some of
this is "radical".
In my opinion, the biggest change is that we're abstracting out the data store, meaning you can program against objects, relational data, and XML using a single, unified programming model. For example, you could use the VSTO (Visual Studio Tools for Office)
API's and write a LINQ sample to query your email, like find all emails where: 1) the subject contains "LINQ" 2) sent in the last month 3) that were marked "urgent".
Yes, this is big leap forward, and I'm all for it. I started using a bit of C# last month, and I am toying with the idea of building a language parser with it. However, relational databases have their limits, too, although the model has generally carried
the industry a long, long ways.
It's good that he still has a sort of "hunger" about software, and wants to make it better. That shows that he hasn't lost his interest. It's also refreshing to see that he is very aware of what is going on in the lower levels of his company. Some CEOs, presidents,
etc. really don't have a clue.
Sorry, the electronics engineering part of me reawakened for a moment.
"Taking on Oracle" ... Oracle's stock...quick check...is it dropping? LOL
Reign of the Geek...I think the space folks still fall into this category.
Like Karim said..."stack overflow!" on the "What would you ask?" question. LOL
Speaking of going into schools...why is it every school I ever go into has either a lab full of Macs or old Apple II machines?
As much as I hate to be the bad guy in all this...I'll repeat what I've always said about security and software...until you deal with it at the hardware level and make it a complete pain for people to try to come up with workarounds...good luck.
As to the coldness of the box. That's what I've been told when I discuss this with girls between 10 and 14. They see playing with the computer as an anti-social activity.
I used to think this way, however, when I saw one of my kids completely absorbed in playing a farming game on her Nintendo system (Harvest Moon)...I was floored. She would go on the internet and dig, dig, dig for information related to playing the game. It
really connected with her, as did some of the later Mario Brothers titles.
Regarding development of software, though, she almost got interested in building web pages. She tried building a couple, but then gave up.
The few women in IT areas I have worked with (in the Healthcare Insurance industry) have been very competent...although I have seen some "control freak" tendencies in some of them which is a little funny sometimes. Although there are very few who are really
deeply into "development" on a low level.
I agree with the "competitive" issues...I see this a lot. I also see other things that come out of this including jealousy, people being shut out of discussions, left out of meetings...not fun.
Hey, is that the first use of a swear word on Channel 9 video? LOL.