Monday, March 27, 2006

A blogging maelstrom..

An interesting thing happened over the weekend in the blogosphere.  I periodically read Robert Scoble's blog.  Not because I'm some salivating wolf looking for that guy to hang himself.  However, I will once or twice a week click the little link to his blog just to see if there is anything interesting.  In case you haven't heard, it looks like the press, bloggers, MS employees... are all up-in-arms at Microsoft's announcement to delay the consumer version of Windows Vista until 2007.  There was some, shall we say, slightly outlandish reports saying that some 60% of the user layer will be rewritten before Vista ships... huh?  Scoble went on to out right attack the author, editor and the whole publication.  This started what looked to be a maelstrom of points and counter points, finger pointing, and posturing.  Scoble himself summarized the whole thing.  Scoble seems to have realized that he stepped into quite a fresh pile.  Now the knee-jerk reactions are flying all across the blogosphere. Even Scoble is getting into the act by asking folks to flame him...  I doubt that's going to fix anything.  Now he is being held up as a reason corporations should start having tighter controls over their bloggers with some set of seven rules for corporate bloggers.  Is it just me, or have folks just gone off the deep end?  Was anybody actually surprised that Microsoft delayed Vista?  What is interesting is that it appeared that the ones most surprised were the folks inside Microsoft!

Move on folks... nothing to see here...