What if you could carry around a terrabyte of data with you on a mobile device? What will the next big breakthrough in searching, programming languages, tools and data management be? Wouldn’t you just love to have the job of thinking about the next big thing to come? I certainly would – unfortunately to earn that place you probably need a PhD. Oh well I guess I’ll go back to school…someday (that would be the day I finish all those projects in my garage). But I digress – if you want to know what the people who do have these jobs do and what they are thinking then you will want to listen to Andrew Herbert – director of the Microsoft Research labs in Cambridge.