Dominic Jones: Something must really have gotten up [Scoble's] nose. Perhaps a dose of truth?
Phil Sim: I really am quite aghast at Robert Scoble's latest post, following on from the Vista controversy. (Scoble's note: who said a Naked Conversation can't be heated and can't include me telling the world to go fly a kite?)
Mathew Ingram: [Scoble] has definitely flown off the handle, however.
Dennis Howlett: [Scoble's] doing himself, Microsoft and the cause of social software a disservice. (Scoble's note: Wait a second, Dominic says I'm not a credible spokesperson, you guys have me so confused!)
John Dowdell: If I were Scoble. (Scoble's note: Sometimes I wish I were sane like John).
Scott Karp: Well, that’s what happens when the “community” is in charge of the facts.
Larry Borsato: Robert is entitled to his opinion, but so is everyone else, even if they don't share his.
Joe Wilcox: And speaking of laughing, a purely personal response to Robert: I would never laugh at you.
Scoble's Note: One correction for Joe, when you say, about Channel 9: "There is no third-party process, such as a journalist interviewer" that's not true. Every video has a spot for people to ask more questions underneath and they often get detailed answers too (and we don't pull down posts, even ones that disagree with us).
Charles Wright: [Scoble's] clearly in desperate need of a week or two communing with trees….
WR (of Smarthouse — the folks who wrote the "60% story", in my comments): It also appears that Scoble has a bigger ego than Donald Trump and is more emotional than John McEnroe with a bad line call.
Finally: I found a way to get Shelley Powers to link to me!
There were some nice things said too:
Tom Mertens: [Scoble's] right.
Curt Hopkins: [Scoble] made a perfectly reasonable call for bloggers not to link to unsupported posts, for which he was repeatedly attacked, by, I presume, people who perhaps are not fond of Microsoft.
Christian Gross: Some People Are Missing the Point.
Mini-Microsoft: Don't rely on one guy [Scoble]. Blogging is not his day job. (True!)
Oh, and tomorrow the New York Times has an interesting article titled "Windows Is So Slow, but Why?"
Finally, tonight I talked to someone who works at one of our OEMs. He didn't want to go on the record, but told me he was very disappointed with the Vista slip and that they were counting on having Vista shipping this Christmas.
To him, and all of our OEM partners, I'm sorry we didn't get the job done on time (I told him such on the phone).
Further apologies to Mark Purdy of the San Jose Mercury News (he regularly runs columns under the title "Better Mail than Jail" and I copied his concept).