Meet the inventor of the Wiki, I’m off to the races

Whew, just got done answering a bunch of email. Hundreds of emails. I’m tired of typing so this will be short. Tomorrow I’m off to meet the Target Racing Team and interview them for Channel 9 (and watch the Toyota 400 on Sunday). Thanks to Eric Maino for getting us access and all that. Yes, the Target team uses Microsoft technology. But that’s a video for a future week. It’s going to be a fun weekend with not very much blogging.

Anyway, a couple of weeks ago I met Sam Gentile and Ward Cunningham at the GotDotNet Code Slam (which was part of the MVP Summit festivities). Anyway, I cornered the two of them and we talked about the early days of the Wiki. Among other things (programming for the Radio Shack TRS-80, aka the “trash 80″ came up.).

¬†Oh, heck, let’s get a few quick blogs in.

Don Dodge continues posting real interesting stuff. Tonight’s post is “Innovate or Imitate … Fame or Fortune.” Don was an exec at AltaVista, Napster, among others, and now works at Microsoft.

It was nice seeing Halley Suitt, among others this week. She writes about the experience.

Wanna see a killer new search engine? Previewseek is it. Here, do a search for Target Racing Team. Compare that to your favorite search engine. I like it a lot. Thanks to Stefan Constantinescu for sending me that.

Congrats to the Podcast Network for signing a sizeable advertising deal with Motorola.

My brother, over on the ComputerWorld blogs, has a list of features and fixes he’d like to see in the next Windows.

Anyway, have a good one. I’m off to the airport to watch some racing!

Comments

  1. Ack. Funky comment system again.

    Before you go gah gah over Target Racing, they are all Unipress Footprints mainly (web based), and how many more times are we gonna hafta suffer thru another lame marketing pitch about OneNote/Tablets and Target Racing? One case study, repeated endlessly, as if they were some of the only actual users (but basically they are). But having used Stylistic ST501D myself, it’s still really hard to read in direct sunlight; squinting at the screen during a pitstop, that seems really smart. HEY, ask them if they applied that Memory Leak patch. ;)

  2. Ack. Funky comment system again.

    Before you go gah gah over Target Racing, they are all Unipress Footprints mainly (web based), and how many more times are we gonna hafta suffer thru another lame marketing pitch about OneNote/Tablets and Target Racing? One case study, repeated endlessly, as if they were some of the only actual users (but basically they are). But having used Stylistic ST501D myself, it’s still really hard to read in direct sunlight; squinting at the screen during a pitstop, that seems really smart. HEY, ask them if they applied that Memory Leak patch. ;)

  3. Yay, we got our old scobleizer back. Thanks for getting your old template up and running on the new site. Now if only you could get WordPress to put the full text of your posts in the description tag!!! content:encoded sucks!

  4. Yay, we got our old scobleizer back. Thanks for getting your old template up and running on the new site. Now if only you could get WordPress to put the full text of your posts in the description tag!!! content:encoded sucks!

  5. First, I don’t like this design and don’t see why people would be happy to see it return :P

    Second, previewseek rocks from the few searches I’ve done on it so far. Finally searching for both variations of my [full] name has my as the first result. Go figure!

  6. First, I don’t like this design and don’t see why people would be happy to see it return :P

    Second, previewseek rocks from the few searches I’ve done on it so far. Finally searching for both variations of my [full] name has my as the first result. Go figure!