Introducing ScobleShow

It’s 1 a.m. and the engineering team, me, and Valerie, are still working at the office. But the show is slowly coming up. The URL is at http://www.podtech.net/scobleshow/ 

Stuff is still broken, and probably will be for a little while longer.

But, enough is up that I should probably write an introduce you to what I’ve done and where I’m gonna go.

So, what’s the ScobleShow?

It’s a videoblog. This week it’ll be updated only once (today). Starting in about another week it’ll see a new post or two every day (five to 10 posts a week).

I hate rules. So I won’t stick with any here.

On this week’s show I have:

1) An interview with a CEO. Sun Microsystems’ Jonathan Schwartz.
2) A demo of a new product. JotSpot, which is an Enterprise Wiki service that you might like.
3) A creative segment called “Photowalking” where we follow around Thomas Hawk as he makes images. This is actually the first of four segments (the others will be up probably tomorrow — this was more than an hour alone, so had to break it up a bit).
4) An audio interview with a geek. Tim Bray, co-creator of XML.
5) A language war in my mom’s house at Off-the-Grid. Something fun to spark a conversation.
6) Mad mojitos at the Ritz. A conversation with two CEOs on the back deck of the Ritz in Half Moon Bay.
7) A tour of Printing for Less. This should be in Business Week.
8) SAP’s executive star Shai Agassi talking about business.

Anyway, the page isn’t the prettiest. I haven’t done cool audio leadins or funky music or gotten someone to do 3D wooshy video elements.

If you only had a little bit of time to check it out, I’d probably do the Photowalking segment. That was a lot of fun. I’m looking for more photographers to follow along, so if this inspires you and you’re a good photographer and you’d like to share your creative time, please send me email (robertscoble@hotmail.com).

If you’re an entrepreneur you’ll be inspired by the Printing for Less tour. That’s quite a remarkable business. Remember, Andrew Field, its CEO, is building that business out in the middle of nowhere. Notice how well he treats his employees (TRIPLE SCREENS!!! Show THAT to your boss).

Each of these is enjoyable, though. Even the demo, which comes across as a commercial (none of this content was paid for, by the way) taught me a lot. I’m looking for other companies to do that with.

What’s next? Well, this is really an alpha. I see a ton of stuff we need to do with the Web site. It’s not Channel 9 yet. I want to step up the quality of the interviews too, but that’ll be pretty hard cause these are all pretty good subjects.

That’s where you come in. This is in your hands now. Would love to know what you think, even if you think it sucks, and where/who/what you want me to film next.

UPDATE: If you could go and Digg it, I’d really appreciate it.

106 thoughts on “Introducing ScobleShow

  1. Scoble. I love the concept. Hell a while ago I though about launching something similar. But I think we are missing the most important thing. YOU. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll watch the show sometimes for the great stories, companies and demos. But what I want is more of you. Your opinions. Your thoughts. Your wild questions. The same reason I don’t read your blog just to know more about tech, I read your blog so that YOU can tell me more about tech.

    I think you have to put you in the show more!

    Otherwise, keep up the great and inspiring work!

    If you like, I’ll happily cut you and awesome trailer or short clip that could help spread the word about ScobleShow?

    André Hedetoft
    Geek Movie Director
    Help me sell 1000 Save André Hedetoft T-shirts so that I get to make my next movie over at http://www.andrehedetoft.com

  2. Scoble. I love the concept. Hell a while ago I though about launching something similar. But I think we are missing the most important thing. YOU. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll watch the show sometimes for the great stories, companies and demos. But what I want is more of you. Your opinions. Your thoughts. Your wild questions. The same reason I don’t read your blog just to know more about tech, I read your blog so that YOU can tell me more about tech.

    I think you have to put you in the show more!

    Otherwise, keep up the great and inspiring work!

    If you like, I’ll happily cut you and awesome trailer or short clip that could help spread the word about ScobleShow?

    André Hedetoft
    Geek Movie Director
    Help me sell 1000 Save André Hedetoft T-shirts so that I get to make my next movie over at http://www.andrehedetoft.com

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