I actually didn't think this would be a big deal. Shows you what little I know.
It started yesterday afternoon. I had an errand to run (Parent Teacher conferences), so I left work at about 12:00. When I got back, I noticed a NorthWestCableNews van sitting outside our building. I'm used to limos outside the building (we sometimes get celebrities and other dignitaries showing up in the building and they usually come via limo), but not TV news trucks, so I wasn't quite sure what was up.
Then got to my floor of building 50, and I realized that there was a television crew in Steve Ball's office. And they were talking about the Vista sounds!
And then I noticed that Jim Allchin had posted this post describing some of the creative process involved in the Vista startup sound.
And this morning, while listening to the radio as we got up, Valorie shouted out: Hey, that's Steve Ball on NPR! (ok, she didn't shout, when I came back from feeding the cats, she asked "Did you hear the article about the Vista sounds on NPR?".
And Long Zheng posted up a phenominal comparison between the XP and Vista sounds which clearly shows off the work that the sound design team did to work on improving the XP sounds.
I had no idea that this would be this big. Cool 🙂
And thus the tidal wave of Vista truly begins.