Peter and I have both been doing a bit of travelling recently. Between STL and NYC, I got Peter to make me a cup of coffee using beans I brought back from Meshuggah. Over coffee we discussed the various reactions you get when someone finds out you work for Microsoft. Oddly enough the list is pretty short. In no particular order:
(1) Do you know (have you met) BillG?
(2) Have you been to BillG's house?
(3) Are you rich?
(4) Can you fix my computer?
(The answers, btw, are Yes, Yes, No, Probably Not.)
When geeks find out I occassionally get “Oh, how do you like that?” or “What do you work on?”
I dunno, I find it amusing.