Dennis Howlett pointed me to this weeks GillmorGang and I decided to give it another shot following my disappointment with last weeks edition. I switched that off after about 25 minutes of listening to egosrus. Dennis promised me this one was worth a listen given they talked about Live Mesh instead of themselves. He was right. Note to self – Dennis is good as sorting the wheat from the chaff in this increasingly noisy world on the web.
The chat was good – not just because it was about Mesh but because smart people were asking smart questions. Mike Arrington was kinda rude IMHO but hey-ho, what do I know. The rest of the gang made it a worthwhile listen for over an hour.
The show centred around Live Mesh and David Treadwell, Corporate Vice President of Live Platform Services was dialled in to answer questions. I met David a last month and he demonstrated Live Mesh to an internal audience I’d helped bring together. He impressed me a lot – like many in Ray Ozzie’s organisation, he was free from hyperbole and gave straight answers to straight questions. He was also incredibly easy to work with – no airs and graces from David.
He covered a wide range of questions on the GillmorGang and did so whilst maintaining a healthy respect for competitors and other Microsoft product groups.
Anyway, the full transcript is online as is the MP3 should you wish to download.
That's just the nature of the Gillmor Gang. You might listen to an hour show and in that is 50 minutes of little and then 10 minutes of absolute gold.
This episode was kind of the opposite. 50 minutes of superb insight.
actually i like Gillmor and his post today on Techcrunch. it's some of the other folks who I just find a little rude...esp when you have a guest on the show spending their time.
will keep checking back and hoping hope the quality bar stays high.
A word of warning Steve, you might want to skip "NewsGang" episodes and just stick to the Gillmor Gang. NewsGang is a daily show but features a lot of US politics. Gillmor Gang sticks to tech and is weekly. I am not sure if he has an RSS feed for the tech only shows
very useful warning Project - thanks!
Tanks for the props Steve - NewsGang can be a bit dull - unless Steve and I are arguing about Twitter or some such other nonsense ;)