Microsoft’s Blogger Laureate

If you read my weblog on occasion, you may have noticed
that I have steadfastly avoided the blogger clique: the href="">Ruby’s, the href="">Winers, the href="">Scobles.   I have not taken a
position on the RSS wars (unless you count linking to href="">Don Box but not Sam or Dave) and
I haven’t dragged my readers into the daily, digital fray.  Instead,
I have attempted to maintain a laser-like focus on versioning and
source control technology.  I focus on a single subject–most of the
time–because that’s what I know and that’s where my cycles can benefit the most
number of people.  My blog is not an immortality project or a
soapbox.  Rather, it as a microphone that I am honored to use for
as long as the MC will allow. I don’t use it to disseminate my political
views, scream in the wilderness, or talk just to hear myself talk. I treat it as
an information medium, as a channel for communicating ideas, and as a sounding
board for the documentation that I write for VSS and Visual
Studio.  Increasingly, my blogroll is populated by like-minded,
domain-specific weblogs that are written by real people with interesting
ideas and a serious agenda; people like href="">Scott Mitchell, href="">Raymond Chen, href="">Craig Skibo, and href="">Clay Shirky.

I hope that you find value in my approach to

At the other end of the blogging spectrum is a fellow Microsoft
employee, the comically famous and infamous href="">Robert Scoble, a man with as
many opinions as ideas as words as fragmentary thoughts as run-on sentences
as friends as detractors who finds order and meaning for his chaotic life in the
form of a public diary that he calls a weblog. I haven’t quite figured
the guy out but I do know that href="">Scoble’s diary is like a
cross between a Mozart symphony, an episode of Jerry Springer, the Wall
Street Journal, and Sabado Gigante. It is exhausting, immersive, and
at times, maddening. It is a modern serial in the Dickensian
tradition. It is linksalicious.  href="">Steve says that “Scoble is a human

More and more, it seems that href="">Robert Scoble has become a
lightning rod for Microsoft.  He is our
blogger-laureate. Today, he writes,

“Microsoft-hater Ru$$ell Beattie says “ href=""> color=#0066ff>M$ SmartPhones Catching

Heh, maybe I should change my name to $cobleizer.

Update: Russell doesn’t want me linking to his site anymore, so he’s
redirecting my site to a different place. You’ll have to enter his URL into your
browser by hand. Ahh, the fun.”

I nearly fell out of my chair laughing when reading the href="">comments
for this post. Typical href="">Scobleizer.

Until today, I have kept Robert Scoble at arm’s length. No more. My
blogroll needs a little spice.  Robert, welcome the href="">Wunderkammer. 
Subscribed.  Semper
blog, dude. 


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Comments (2)

  1. Wow, thanks! I love your writing.