ScobleShow post mortem (wow, Ask blog search rocks!)

So Freyburg doesn’t like the ScobleShow (or Revision 3 either). Cool. It doesn’t seem like he even watched a single show.

It’s a bootstrap, though, so I’m willing to admit it sucks. What did Freyburg expect? Lost? I think my show is going to suck for the first two months. Why? I’m still playing around. Learning what works. Listening to people who are watching. And brainstorming. I see all the flaws in what I’m doing. Even if you all are too nice to point them out to me for now (thank you, that’s much appreciated).

The whole videoblogging community is bootstrapping right now. Just like the early bloggers were figuring out what worked. Remember, Jason Calacanis wasn’t there in 2000, but he watched what was going on, learned, and then built his network and sold it to AOL later.

By the way, I haven’t tried Ask’s blog search for quite some time. It really is quite a bit better than it used to be — I think it is going to be my favorite blog search, but I need to do some more comparisons. I used it to find the best commentary from blogs about ScobleShow:

Jonathan Schwartz, CEO of Sun Microsystems: “the next Katie Couric.”
Frank Barnako, of CBS MarketWatch: “it’s firm and fully packed!”
Jason Calacanis, VP at AOL: “Way to go Robert!”
NMM Medical Informatics Blog: “If you are interested in the world of tech, you should definitely check out the new Scoble Show on Podtech.”
Loren Heiny, software entrepreneur and Tablet PC freak like me: “I really like the wide format of the video. Nicely done.”
Duncan Reilly: “got to say it’s pretty damn good.”
Brian Bailey said “congrats on the launch, Robert! You should be very proud.” But he definitely gave me the most feedback on what I did, too. I really appreciate that.

What went wrong?

1) RSS feeds didn’t work. I should be fired for that. The ScobleShow RSS feed is here. I almost called my show “RobertScobleShow.” Which would have spelled out RSS. But it was too corny, I thought.
2) The site’s design is uninspired.
3) There’s no wiki. I want a wiki where everyone can talk with me about future story ideas and where I post next week’s shows. Also where I link in transcripts.
4) No transcripts. Anyone have a good methodology for doing this?
5) No audio only versions of the videos. That sucks.
6) No formats other than Quicktime. I have iPod versions done, need to get those linked in. Also, in future, will do WMV and Sony Playstation formats.
7) No links to other blogs. Because the engineers were putting up my posts I didn’t really do a good job of linking to a bunch of other “related items.” That’ll change on future shows.
8) My audio sucked on some of the interviews. I only had one microphone. I’ll soon have more.

Anything else?

Oh, now the hard work starts. Who to interview? Let’s look at my business cards. Here’s who I’m gonna beg for an interview. What do you think? Which are your favorites from this list?

Presented in no particular order (links to blogs where Google can find them). This is not a comprehensive list. I have now more than 1,400 business cards, but these ones caught my eye.

Michael Wiley, Director, Emerging Technology at General Motors (conversation with him on Hobson and Holtz report)
Janice Fraser, CEO of Adaptive Path
Chris DiBona, Open Source Program Manager, Google
Kelly Goto, principal, gotomedia inc. (great designer)
Tom Conrad, VP of Engineering, Pandora
Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist
Gene Kavner, director of Amazon.com Associates
Travis Kalanick, founder of red/swoosh (hear him on the Chris Pirillo show)
Mike Sitrin, VP of Grouper (company bio site)
John Tokash, director software development at Homestead
Tara Hunt, online mischief marketer (she’s a geek, let’s be honest)
Dick Hardt, CEO of SXIP
Tim O’Reilly, founder of O’Reilly & Associates
Jeff Clavier, Managing Partner, SoftTech
Nick Bradbury, NewsGator architect
Jonathan Rosenberg, Vice President, Product Management, Google
Dave Girouard, General Manager, Enterprise
Michael Tanne, CEO of Wink
Christopher Sacca, Principal, Google
Jeff Jarvis, Buzzmachine
Royal Farros, entrepreneur on the loose (started Message Cast)
Jason Calacanis, VP at AOL
Caterina Fake and Stewart Butterfield, Flickr co-founders
David Allen, productivity expert
Bill Evjen, Technical Director at Reuters
Virgina Postrel, author, the Future and Its Enemies (wikipedia entry)
Ben and Mena Trott, co-founders, Six Apart
Matt Mullenweg, founder, Automattic
Kevin Wen, Chinese blogger
Wade Roush, senior editor, MIT Technology Review
Greg Reinacker, CEO of NewsGator
Christopher Payne, Vice President of MSN
Christine Herron, director of investments, at Omidar Network
Daniel Rohrer, manager, DirectX Graphics, at NVidia
Bob Giampietro, VP strategic alliances at Target Corporation (innovator at Target)
Web Augustine, co-founder of Xelerate Venture Partners (went to high school with Bill Gates)
Bill McCoy, director of platform product management at Adobe
John Moe, host of KUOW’s tech show in Seattle
Some guy I’ve heard of named Dave Winer
Mark Uhrmacher, CTO of FreeBandProject.com
Walter Mossberg, columnist at the Wall Street Journal
Tariq Krim, founder of Netvibes
Richard Anderson, professor, University of Washington computer science and engineering school
Debbie Landa, CEO of IBD network (they just put on the Momentum conference today that I missed).
Steve Olechowski, co-founder of FeedBurner
William Martin-Gill, manager of corporate strategy at eBay
Larry Magid, BlogSafety.com
Steven Levy of Newsweek
Vinton G. Cerf, chief Internet evangelist, Google (wikipedia entry)
Chris Anderson, editor in chief, Wired
Jackie Huba, creating customer evangelists co-founder
Eric Rice, Second Life slumlord
David Young, founder, Joyent
Ted Cohen, Senior Vice President, EMI Music (Newsweek article)
Donald Graham, chairman of the board, Washington Post Company (wikipedia entry)
Kurt Garbe, Vice President, Platforms, Adobe
John Kao, author, jamming.com (I heard him speak at Google’s Zeitgeist conference and he played a killer piano)
Ralph Koster, Chief Creative Officer, Sony Online Entertainment
Vassil Mladjov, founder of BlogTronix
Cory Ondrejka, VP of product development, Linden Labs
Ian Forrester, Software Engineer/New Media, BBC
Martin Nisenholtz, senior vice president, digital operations, The New York Times Company
Tim Bourquin, founder, Podcast and Portable Media Expo
Rebecca MacKinnon, research fellow, Global Voices Online
Jonathan Carson, CEO Buzz Metrics
Netanel Jacobsson, SVP, Maxthon
Alan Cooper, founder of Cooper.com

OK, those are all people I collected business cards from. There are many others I’d like to interview too, but this is a start. Which person, if interviewed, would make you watch the ScobleShow?

Comments

  1. Sounds like you got some interesting shows coming up. Watching videos of tech geniuses is one of my favourite pastimes at the moment. The first bunch I watched were the Nerd TV shows but I think they are only up to No 13 at the moment so it shouldn’t be too difficult to catch up ;-)

    I would like to see some follow up on the WebMD story which I don’t think has been covered enough by the media since the New New Thing book. WebMD seems to be prospering nowadays and is having quite an influence on the healthcare world. Their open access journal, MedGenMed with it’s Video Editorials might interest you.

  2. Sounds like you got some interesting shows coming up. Watching videos of tech geniuses is one of my favourite pastimes at the moment. The first bunch I watched were the Nerd TV shows but I think they are only up to No 13 at the moment so it shouldn’t be too difficult to catch up ;-)

    I would like to see some follow up on the WebMD story which I don’t think has been covered enough by the media since the New New Thing book. WebMD seems to be prospering nowadays and is having quite an influence on the healthcare world. Their open access journal, MedGenMed with it’s Video Editorials might interest you.

  3. One thing I enjoyed from Channel 9 was that most of interviews were with line folks, people close to the code/product. The execs interviews were interesting now and then.

    The list of candidates you have is loaded on the exec side of things. In some ways, the Channel 9 interviews were an in-depth Demo geek out.

    I wonder what your audience will like better – execs vs geeks in the raw.

    -Pablo

  4. One thing I enjoyed from Channel 9 was that most of interviews were with line folks, people close to the code/product. The execs interviews were interesting now and then.

    The list of candidates you have is loaded on the exec side of things. In some ways, the Channel 9 interviews were an in-depth Demo geek out.

    I wonder what your audience will like better – execs vs geeks in the raw.

    -Pablo

  5. FWIW, Robert, I’m not at Sony anymore, I set off into the wild and woolly world of startups! My email is attached to this comment, though. Hope the ‘casting goes well!

  6. FWIW, Robert, I’m not at Sony anymore, I set off into the wild and woolly world of startups! My email is attached to this comment, though. Hope the ‘casting goes well!

  7. Obviously, I suggest you start by interviewing the folks who founded/work for companies that will soon be out of business. No use interviewing any of them if they are no longer gainfully employed!

  8. Obviously, I suggest you start by interviewing the folks who founded/work for companies that will soon be out of business. No use interviewing any of them if they are no longer gainfully employed!

  9. There were some problems with the web site, but the show does not suck. Freyburg doesn’t like it – hooray! Who’s Freyburg, btw? Seriously. Sometimes ignorance is bliss – I don’t give people extra credit for their names, and I don’t even know his so whoopdedoo.

    I think it started off fine and will get better. Sure, right now it mainly appeals to geeks, but so what? Non-geeks can go to break.com or whatever other lame entertainment they turn to.

  10. There were some problems with the web site, but the show does not suck. Freyburg doesn’t like it – hooray! Who’s Freyburg, btw? Seriously. Sometimes ignorance is bliss – I don’t give people extra credit for their names, and I don’t even know his so whoopdedoo.

    I think it started off fine and will get better. Sure, right now it mainly appeals to geeks, but so what? Non-geeks can go to break.com or whatever other lame entertainment they turn to.

  11. Jonny: yeah, that’s a good point. But I do note that Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer got watched more than almost all the other videos too, even though they really didn’t say much.

  12. Jonny: yeah, that’s a good point. But I do note that Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer got watched more than almost all the other videos too, even though they really didn’t say much.

  13. Jonny: yeah, that’s a good point. But I do note that Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer got watched more than almost all the other videos too, even though they really didn’t say much.

  14. Jonny: yeah, that’s a good point. But I do note that Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer got watched more than almost all the other videos too, even though they really didn’t say much.

  15. You took the show to the guest… That alone made it a cut above for me. Turn on camera with a fixed view and get the subject to talk. Good questions and yet the subject was comfortable and focused on you… like we’re juat at the table and listening in… taking notes.

    I loved it. I’m sure the audience will build as you get more and more of your business contacts before the camera.

    You’re skills as the interviewer will only get better by doing the work. That’s a given.

    The video image was pristine and great… fixing that umbrella handle mid-show was great… it WAS bugging me.

    More shows soon. Please do Winer and Arrington… they both love to give you a hard time but they’ll really open up for you. It would be great video. Ask Winer about growing up… There’s some great stories in his youth.

  16. You took the show to the guest… That alone made it a cut above for me. Turn on camera with a fixed view and get the subject to talk. Good questions and yet the subject was comfortable and focused on you… like we’re juat at the table and listening in… taking notes.

    I loved it. I’m sure the audience will build as you get more and more of your business contacts before the camera.

    You’re skills as the interviewer will only get better by doing the work. That’s a given.

    The video image was pristine and great… fixing that umbrella handle mid-show was great… it WAS bugging me.

    More shows soon. Please do Winer and Arrington… they both love to give you a hard time but they’ll really open up for you. It would be great video. Ask Winer about growing up… There’s some great stories in his youth.

  17. You took the show to the guest… That alone made it a cut above for me. Turn on camera with a fixed view and get the subject to talk. Good questions and yet the subject was comfortable and focused on you… like we’re juat at the table and listening in… taking notes.

    I loved it. I’m sure the audience will build as you get more and more of your business contacts before the camera.

    You’re skills as the interviewer will only get better by doing the work. That’s a given.

    The video image was pristine and great… fixing that umbrella handle mid-show was great… it WAS bugging me.

    More shows soon. Please do Winer and Arrington… they both love to give you a hard time but they’ll really open up for you. It would be great video. Ask Winer about growing up… There’s some great stories in his youth.

  18. You took the show to the guest… That alone made it a cut above for me. Turn on camera with a fixed view and get the subject to talk. Good questions and yet the subject was comfortable and focused on you… like we’re juat at the table and listening in… taking notes.

    I loved it. I’m sure the audience will build as you get more and more of your business contacts before the camera.

    You’re skills as the interviewer will only get better by doing the work. That’s a given.

    The video image was pristine and great… fixing that umbrella handle mid-show was great… it WAS bugging me.

    More shows soon. Please do Winer and Arrington… they both love to give you a hard time but they’ll really open up for you. It would be great video. Ask Winer about growing up… There’s some great stories in his youth.

  19. Dean’s up with his first interview!

    Dean Ernst, our man at Zoho Experience (we talked about him before) has uploaded his first video. He interviews Vijay of Zoho Show. Have a peek.
    Hey Robert, it will be great hearing feedback from a pro like you on Dean’s first attempt.

  20. Do I want glossy, slick, shallow? No – you’ve kept the casual approach from CH9 and it works. It would be nice if you’d consider a themed ‘special report’ segment – you’ve got a great list of candidates so it should be possible. I liked hearing from businesses I’m not aware of that have different models from the mainstream – SmugMug and B5media come to mind as I hadn’t heard of them before.

    Segments seem to work better when you are behind the camera rather than in front – leave it to you to guess why, oh all right they’re less static and the people you are interviewing fill the frame more often; we know what you look like!. Widescreen is a big plus and I wonder if you’re using H264 encoding as this might improve download times at the same subjective video quality. On segment times I’d prefer a max of about 15 minutes even if that means breaking up an interview into 2 parts – the shorter videos seemed to work better than the longer ones.

    Good start – backers must be pleased.

  21. Do I want glossy, slick, shallow? No – you’ve kept the casual approach from CH9 and it works. It would be nice if you’d consider a themed ‘special report’ segment – you’ve got a great list of candidates so it should be possible. I liked hearing from businesses I’m not aware of that have different models from the mainstream – SmugMug and B5media come to mind as I hadn’t heard of them before.

    Segments seem to work better when you are behind the camera rather than in front – leave it to you to guess why, oh all right they’re less static and the people you are interviewing fill the frame more often; we know what you look like!. Widescreen is a big plus and I wonder if you’re using H264 encoding as this might improve download times at the same subjective video quality. On segment times I’d prefer a max of about 15 minutes even if that means breaking up an interview into 2 parts – the shorter videos seemed to work better than the longer ones.

    Good start – backers must be pleased.

  22. Do I want glossy, slick, shallow? No – you’ve kept the casual approach from CH9 and it works. It would be nice if you’d consider a themed ‘special report’ segment – you’ve got a great list of candidates so it should be possible. I liked hearing from businesses I’m not aware of that have different models from the mainstream – SmugMug and B5media come to mind as I hadn’t heard of them before.

    Segments seem to work better when you are behind the camera rather than in front – leave it to you to guess why, oh all right they’re less static and the people you are interviewing fill the frame more often; we know what you look like!. Widescreen is a big plus and I wonder if you’re using H264 encoding as this might improve download times at the same subjective video quality. On segment times I’d prefer a max of about 15 minutes even if that means breaking up an interview into 2 parts – the shorter videos seemed to work better than the longer ones.

    Good start – backers must be pleased.

  23. The show definitely did not suck. I’ve already voted for the photowalk with Thomas Hawk as my first favorite.

    What I would like to see? My obvious choices are Caterina Fake/Stewart Butterfield, Mena and Ben Trott, Tara Hunt, Jason Calcanis, Matt Mullenweg, Dave Winer & Jeff Jarvis. (Listed in no particular order)

    How about some web designers like Dave Shea and Molly Holzschlag? Blogher founders Elisa Camahort, Jory des Jardins and Lisa Stone? Community diva Nancy White and the wonderful Danah Boyd? The guy who started Zoomr (sorry, his name escapes me…)?

    Steve Jobs and Steve Ballmer, face to face. :)

    DnW

    Those are off the top of my head. There are more, I’m sure. How

  24. The show definitely did not suck. I’ve already voted for the photowalk with Thomas Hawk as my first favorite.

    What I would like to see? My obvious choices are Caterina Fake/Stewart Butterfield, Mena and Ben Trott, Tara Hunt, Jason Calcanis, Matt Mullenweg, Dave Winer & Jeff Jarvis. (Listed in no particular order)

    How about some web designers like Dave Shea and Molly Holzschlag? Blogher founders Elisa Camahort, Jory des Jardins and Lisa Stone? Community diva Nancy White and the wonderful Danah Boyd? The guy who started Zoomr (sorry, his name escapes me…)?

    Steve Jobs and Steve Ballmer, face to face. :)

    DnW

    Those are off the top of my head. There are more, I’m sure. How

  25. The show definitely did not suck. I’ve already voted for the photowalk with Thomas Hawk as my first favorite.

    What I would like to see? My obvious choices are Caterina Fake/Stewart Butterfield, Mena and Ben Trott, Tara Hunt, Jason Calcanis, Matt Mullenweg, Dave Winer & Jeff Jarvis. (Listed in no particular order)

    How about some web designers like Dave Shea and Molly Holzschlag? Blogher founders Elisa Camahort, Jory des Jardins and Lisa Stone? Community diva Nancy White and the wonderful Danah Boyd? The guy who started Zoomr (sorry, his name escapes me…)?

    Steve Jobs and Steve Ballmer, face to face. :)

    DnW

    Those are off the top of my head. There are more, I’m sure. How

  26. The show definitely did not suck. I’ve already voted for the photowalk with Thomas Hawk as my first favorite.

    What I would like to see? My obvious choices are Caterina Fake/Stewart Butterfield, Mena and Ben Trott, Tara Hunt, Jason Calcanis, Matt Mullenweg, Dave Winer & Jeff Jarvis. (Listed in no particular order)

    How about some web designers like Dave Shea and Molly Holzschlag? Blogher founders Elisa Camahort, Jory des Jardins and Lisa Stone? Community diva Nancy White and the wonderful Danah Boyd? The guy who started Zoomr (sorry, his name escapes me…)?

    Steve Jobs and Steve Ballmer, face to face. :)

    DnW

    Those are off the top of my head. There are more, I’m sure. How

  27. 3. Want wiki? No problem. I’ll help you. First thank you for accepting our invitation to speak at Web SIG in Jan. Please bring yourself and your camera to our Wiki Event on 10/25/06 Halloween Wed. I’ll make sure all the key wiki foudners and executives give you a hug. I’ll take care of you.

    5. Cheapest and quickest way to separate video and audio on PC is using Adobe Premiere Element roughly $100. You don’t have to buy the Adobe Premiere Pro $850 to do this part.

    6. You can use Adobe Premiere EL to convert Quicktime to WMF with a simple click. It even gives you options of saving videos in different quality and viewing screen size like Wireless Pocket PC, Mobile Phone, Smartphone.

    8. There are softwares to clean the audio portion of video. I am not sure which one is best in market yet. Using one mic on video camera will get you a lot of background noises because your guest may be sitting too far from you with background noise and may be your guest speak too soft. You need 2nd wireless lapel mic to clip on guest’s jacket or shirt and hide the mic. Use Adobe Premiere EL Audio Effect to switch the channel to get the better audio to go with video.

    If you run into any technical issues, drop me a line.

    I’ll talk to Adobe to brainstorm a video production event. It seems like it is a demanding area. Any folks have video technical problems and issues you want to resolve, drop a line to thewebsig@gmail.com and tell us what you want to solve. We’ll pass the list to our expert speakers.

    For those who want to crack at the Wiki event, go to http://www.thewebsig.com. 10/25/05 Wed 6:30pm. Halloween theme – “THE MATRIX”. No gun – sun glasses welcome.

  28. 3. Want wiki? No problem. I’ll help you. First thank you for accepting our invitation to speak at Web SIG in Jan. Please bring yourself and your camera to our Wiki Event on 10/25/06 Halloween Wed. I’ll make sure all the key wiki foudners and executives give you a hug. I’ll take care of you.

    5. Cheapest and quickest way to separate video and audio on PC is using Adobe Premiere Element roughly $100. You don’t have to buy the Adobe Premiere Pro $850 to do this part.

    6. You can use Adobe Premiere EL to convert Quicktime to WMF with a simple click. It even gives you options of saving videos in different quality and viewing screen size like Wireless Pocket PC, Mobile Phone, Smartphone.

    8. There are softwares to clean the audio portion of video. I am not sure which one is best in market yet. Using one mic on video camera will get you a lot of background noises because your guest may be sitting too far from you with background noise and may be your guest speak too soft. You need 2nd wireless lapel mic to clip on guest’s jacket or shirt and hide the mic. Use Adobe Premiere EL Audio Effect to switch the channel to get the better audio to go with video.

    If you run into any technical issues, drop me a line.

    I’ll talk to Adobe to brainstorm a video production event. It seems like it is a demanding area. Any folks have video technical problems and issues you want to resolve, drop a line to thewebsig@gmail.com and tell us what you want to solve. We’ll pass the list to our expert speakers.

    For those who want to crack at the Wiki event, go to http://www.thewebsig.com. 10/25/05 Wed 6:30pm. Halloween theme – “THE MATRIX”. No gun – sun glasses welcome.

  29. 3. Want wiki? No problem. I’ll help you. First thank you for accepting our invitation to speak at Web SIG in Jan. Please bring yourself and your camera to our Wiki Event on 10/25/06 Halloween Wed. I’ll make sure all the key wiki foudners and executives give you a hug. I’ll take care of you.

    5. Cheapest and quickest way to separate video and audio on PC is using Adobe Premiere Element roughly $100. You don’t have to buy the Adobe Premiere Pro $850 to do this part.

    6. You can use Adobe Premiere EL to convert Quicktime to WMF with a simple click. It even gives you options of saving videos in different quality and viewing screen size like Wireless Pocket PC, Mobile Phone, Smartphone.

    8. There are softwares to clean the audio portion of video. I am not sure which one is best in market yet. Using one mic on video camera will get you a lot of background noises because your guest may be sitting too far from you with background noise and may be your guest speak too soft. You need 2nd wireless lapel mic to clip on guest’s jacket or shirt and hide the mic. Use Adobe Premiere EL Audio Effect to switch the channel to get the better audio to go with video.

    If you run into any technical issues, drop me a line.

    I’ll talk to Adobe to brainstorm a video production event. It seems like it is a demanding area. Any folks have video technical problems and issues you want to resolve, drop a line to thewebsig@gmail.com and tell us what you want to solve. We’ll pass the list to our expert speakers.

    For those who want to crack at the Wiki event, go to http://www.thewebsig.com. 10/25/05 Wed 6:30pm. Halloween theme – “THE MATRIX”. No gun – sun glasses welcome.

  30. Scratch off anyone from that list who has too much media exposure or has gotten enough interviews, me included.

    Then start from that new list and add some more unknowns (of course the textbook snark people will be all, waaah who is this person and why should I care?’

  31. Scratch off anyone from that list who has too much media exposure or has gotten enough interviews, me included.

    Then start from that new list and add some more unknowns (of course the textbook snark people will be all, waaah who is this person and why should I care?’

  32. Scratch off anyone from that list who has too much media exposure or has gotten enough interviews, me included.

    Then start from that new list and add some more unknowns (of course the textbook snark people will be all, waaah who is this person and why should I care?’

  33. Scratch off anyone from that list who has too much media exposure or has gotten enough interviews, me included.

    Then start from that new list and add some more unknowns (of course the textbook snark people will be all, waaah who is this person and why should I care?’

  34. Scratch off anyone from that list who has too much media exposure or has gotten enough interviews, me included.

    Then start from that new list and add some more unknowns (of course the textbook snark people will be all, waaah who is this person and why should I care?’

  35. Scratch off anyone from that list who has too much media exposure or has gotten enough interviews, me included.

    Then start from that new list and add some more unknowns (of course the textbook snark people will be all, waaah who is this person and why should I care?’

  36. [...] Robert asks for advice on how to improve his podcasts and who to interview next. I don’t know much about podcasting, but I do know what I don’t like – I don’t like it when the presenters laugh too much. I thought Robert laughed too much – not even in response to a joke, but just random laughs during his questions. (The same goes for radio DJs, I hate it when they laugh at their own jokes!) I also thought that the laughing made his questions sound mumbled, but that may be because he only had the one microphone as he mentions in his post-mortem. [...]

  37. “3) There’s no wiki. I want a wiki where everyone can talk with me about future story ideas and where I post next week’s shows. Also where I link in transcripts.”

    Wouldn’t a forum be more appropriate for that? Wikis are not generally a place for discussion.

  38. “3) There’s no wiki. I want a wiki where everyone can talk with me about future story ideas and where I post next week’s shows. Also where I link in transcripts.”

    Wouldn’t a forum be more appropriate for that? Wikis are not generally a place for discussion.

  39. As far a voting for future people to be interviewed, I vote for David Allen. A discussion of all the GTD applications popping up all over the web with him would be interesting to many. “Geeks Do GTD!”

  40. As far a voting for future people to be interviewed, I vote for David Allen. A discussion of all the GTD applications popping up all over the web with him would be interesting to many. “Geeks Do GTD!”

  41. As far a voting for future people to be interviewed, I vote for David Allen. A discussion of all the GTD applications popping up all over the web with him would be interesting to many. “Geeks Do GTD!”

  42. As far a voting for future people to be interviewed, I vote for David Allen. A discussion of all the GTD applications popping up all over the web with him would be interesting to many. “Geeks Do GTD!”

  43. As far a voting for future people to be interviewed, I vote for David Allen. A discussion of all the GTD applications popping up all over the web with him would be interesting to many. “Geeks Do GTD!”

  44. As far a voting for future people to be interviewed, I vote for David Allen. A discussion of all the GTD applications popping up all over the web with him would be interesting to many. “Geeks Do GTD!”

  45. As far a voting for future people to be interviewed, I vote for David Allen. A discussion of all the GTD applications popping up all over the web with him would be interesting to many. “Geeks Do GTD!”

  46. On the transcript front, I’d ask PodZinger.

    I spoke to them before about it when I interviewed Alex Laats (CEO). They take our content and convert it to indexed text for searching. In return for our content they should email us the transcripts of our shows.

    Who to interview? How about Doug Englebart? He’s some great stories to tell.

  47. On the transcript front, I’d ask PodZinger.

    I spoke to them before about it when I interviewed Alex Laats (CEO). They take our content and convert it to indexed text for searching. In return for our content they should email us the transcripts of our shows.

    Who to interview? How about Doug Englebart? He’s some great stories to tell.

  48. I watched the Print For Less video last night. It looked good and sounded good enough. It’s clear Andrew figured out employees with the right tools and trust from mangement will produce better than thousands of worker bees in a foreign country.

    Andrew pointed out something profound (and simple): He wants customers to contact PFL. He isn’t about pushing everything to web automation. Their phone number is right on the front page.

    And, I like that they work with any file and take pride in getting it to work — no matter what.

    I think this vid is great because you found someone passionate about his business, and I doubt another producer would ever consider venturing outside the tech meccas.

    Perhaps a sprinkling of these diamonds in the rough would give your channel the balance your competition will surely lack.

  49. I watched the Print For Less video last night. It looked good and sounded good enough. It’s clear Andrew figured out employees with the right tools and trust from mangement will produce better than thousands of worker bees in a foreign country.

    Andrew pointed out something profound (and simple): He wants customers to contact PFL. He isn’t about pushing everything to web automation. Their phone number is right on the front page.

    And, I like that they work with any file and take pride in getting it to work — no matter what.

    I think this vid is great because you found someone passionate about his business, and I doubt another producer would ever consider venturing outside the tech meccas.

    Perhaps a sprinkling of these diamonds in the rough would give your channel the balance your competition will surely lack.

  50. ref. 6. anon, “Obviously, I suggest you start by interviewing the folks who founded/work for companies that will soon be out of business.No use interviewing any of them if they are no longer gainfully employed!
    FMEA Failure Mode Effects Analysis.”

    Knowledge is what we learn from books, videos, etc.
    Experience is knowledge about what we did wrong and right.
    If you invite Murphy to the party, you will never be sorry.
    Just ask the engineer that put the failure mode in the FMEA about launch temperature relative to o-ring failure if it is an important part of design and launch considerations.
    Wow, how about an interview with Steve and Bill about what went wrong? Talk about cajones.
    How about Paris Hilton in her Oktoberfest outfit talking about what she likes in geeks. Paris, we want your opinion on technology. Talk about marketing. Who thought that failed video would launch a career. Did anyone outside the circle know Paris before her naked conversations video? She might even get a kick out of doing an interview for someone with a book titled “Naked Conversations”. Somebody get Paris’ agent on the line. Paris Hilton talks with author of “Naked Conversations”. Count the number of hits. Why is the server smoking? LOL
    Consideration of failure modes prevents crashes and catastrophic failure.
    IMHO.

  51. ref. 6. anon, “Obviously, I suggest you start by interviewing the folks who founded/work for companies that will soon be out of business.No use interviewing any of them if they are no longer gainfully employed!
    FMEA Failure Mode Effects Analysis.”

    Knowledge is what we learn from books, videos, etc.
    Experience is knowledge about what we did wrong and right.
    If you invite Murphy to the party, you will never be sorry.
    Just ask the engineer that put the failure mode in the FMEA about launch temperature relative to o-ring failure if it is an important part of design and launch considerations.
    Wow, how about an interview with Steve and Bill about what went wrong? Talk about cajones.
    How about Paris Hilton in her Oktoberfest outfit talking about what she likes in geeks. Paris, we want your opinion on technology. Talk about marketing. Who thought that failed video would launch a career. Did anyone outside the circle know Paris before her naked conversations video? She might even get a kick out of doing an interview for someone with a book titled “Naked Conversations”. Somebody get Paris’ agent on the line. Paris Hilton talks with author of “Naked Conversations”. Count the number of hits. Why is the server smoking? LOL
    Consideration of failure modes prevents crashes and catastrophic failure.
    IMHO.

  52. > 6) No formats other than Quicktime. I have iPod versions done, need to get those linked in. Also, in future, will do WMV and Sony Playstation formats.

    Offer MPEG format. Everyone can use that. Those proprietary formats you’re listing will lock out lots of people.

  53. > 6) No formats other than Quicktime. I have iPod versions done, need to get those linked in. Also, in future, will do WMV and Sony Playstation formats.

    Offer MPEG format. Everyone can use that. Those proprietary formats you’re listing will lock out lots of people.

  54. Who would I like to see? Yeah, one or two of the big names would be fun… but only sprinkle them in here and there. I think most of your guests should be the grunts.

    The people actually doing the work… like that CH9 Robotics video. You interviewed the geeks doing the work, not the head of the Robotics Lab.

    Maybe even some “common joe” folks. Give them a boost up in the world. Many times the “common” folk have some great ideas, but nobody to listen to them.

  55. Who would I like to see? Yeah, one or two of the big names would be fun… but only sprinkle them in here and there. I think most of your guests should be the grunts.

    The people actually doing the work… like that CH9 Robotics video. You interviewed the geeks doing the work, not the head of the Robotics Lab.

    Maybe even some “common joe” folks. Give them a boost up in the world. Many times the “common” folk have some great ideas, but nobody to listen to them.

  56. Gabe Rivera. Got to meet him at a bloggers conference and he is one of the smartest guys out there. He moves slowly into a space, but when he gets there it is 100 percent rock solid.

    Just to determine what was his thinking process to develop the new ad platform would be worth the price of admission.

  57. Gabe Rivera. Got to meet him at a bloggers conference and he is one of the smartest guys out there. He moves slowly into a space, but when he gets there it is 100 percent rock solid.

    Just to determine what was his thinking process to develop the new ad platform would be worth the price of admission.

  58. Hey Robert,

    Nice work yesterday. Welcome to the club. I appreciate your list here; it’s a nice self-improvement project. (I shot you an email about some aspects of this we should chat about working together on – I’m in SF week after next.)

    At any rate, my pick would be Craig Newmark, hands down. All these guys are interesting, of course, but people like Chris A., Tim O. and Jason C. are out there already – and their opinions and ideas are very well known.

    I know Craig was on 60 minutes a while ago, but his accomplishments are rarely reported on in any deep or meaningful manner –and I know I for one would love to hear his story first hand. Same goes for Vint Cerf, Kevin Wen, Christopher Sacca. They may not have the same celeb-draw, but their perspectives will inevitably shed light on the subject matter, and your content will be clearly differentiated from Business Week. That’s your edge in the emerging vlog market: quality content.

    Here’s why: The value that independent videoblogs bring is in unearthing what the major media outlets are *not* covering, by featuring the authentic insider who may not be asked to speak publicly everyday, but who holds the real knowledge –the keys to success– in one arena or another.

    What was it that Walter Benjamin said about the real history being viewed by the unsuspecting witness in the corner – but recorded (often fictionally) by the victors? Lived experience, brought to life, from the hands-on experts who are leading the charge. That’s who I hope is featured on the Scoble Show. Your brand has been built on transparency, integrity and authenticity. Follow that instinct.

  59. Hey Robert,

    Nice work yesterday. Welcome to the club. I appreciate your list here; it’s a nice self-improvement project. (I shot you an email about some aspects of this we should chat about working together on – I’m in SF week after next.)

    At any rate, my pick would be Craig Newmark, hands down. All these guys are interesting, of course, but people like Chris A., Tim O. and Jason C. are out there already – and their opinions and ideas are very well known.

    I know Craig was on 60 minutes a while ago, but his accomplishments are rarely reported on in any deep or meaningful manner –and I know I for one would love to hear his story first hand. Same goes for Vint Cerf, Kevin Wen, Christopher Sacca. They may not have the same celeb-draw, but their perspectives will inevitably shed light on the subject matter, and your content will be clearly differentiated from Business Week. That’s your edge in the emerging vlog market: quality content.

    Here’s why: The value that independent videoblogs bring is in unearthing what the major media outlets are *not* covering, by featuring the authentic insider who may not be asked to speak publicly everyday, but who holds the real knowledge –the keys to success– in one arena or another.

    What was it that Walter Benjamin said about the real history being viewed by the unsuspecting witness in the corner – but recorded (often fictionally) by the victors? Lived experience, brought to life, from the hands-on experts who are leading the charge. That’s who I hope is featured on the Scoble Show. Your brand has been built on transparency, integrity and authenticity. Follow that instinct.

  60. Robert, I’ve watched the Sun CEO and PFL videos so far and on that basis I have subscribed. My only complaint – .MOV files – can’t stretch them or play them full screen with the web-based playback, etc. How about .WMV as well – show your job heritage :)

  61. Robert, I’ve watched the Sun CEO and PFL videos so far and on that basis I have subscribed. My only complaint – .MOV files – can’t stretch them or play them full screen with the web-based playback, etc. How about .WMV as well – show your job heritage :)

  62. Robert, I’ve watched the Sun CEO and PFL videos so far and on that basis I have subscribed. My only complaint – .MOV files – can’t stretch them or play them full screen with the web-based playback, etc. How about .WMV as well – show your job heritage :)

  63. Sorry – didn’t read the whole post after you started talking about ask.com (which has some not-so-good tv commercials running right now) – so roll on the .WMV :)

  64. Sorry – didn’t read the whole post after you started talking about ask.com (which has some not-so-good tv commercials running right now) – so roll on the .WMV :)

  65. Sorry – didn’t read the whole post after you started talking about ask.com (which has some not-so-good tv commercials running right now) – so roll on the .WMV :)

  66. Google is always a crowd pleaser. Mixing that with an interesting exec from a smaller organization would be good. Really, as long as you have a combination of a high level executive and somebody else that provides an interesting interview you’ll find me coming back for more.

    ie. William Martin-Gill and Richard Anderson; O’Reilly and Jonathan Carson.

  67. Google is always a crowd pleaser. Mixing that with an interesting exec from a smaller organization would be good. Really, as long as you have a combination of a high level executive and somebody else that provides an interesting interview you’ll find me coming back for more.

    ie. William Martin-Gill and Richard Anderson; O’Reilly and Jonathan Carson.

  68. Strongly agree with Eric D. Burdo,

    Do not interview high-profile people to get more credibility for your show (and promote it based on their names), please interview regular folks to share part of your credibility with them.

    It looks like your goals now shifted – you started to struggle for visitors traffic instead of content quality (nope – it don’t mean flawed microphone – I mean that the heck this microphone record). Probably this is based on PodTech ads bussiness model and fact that you no longer recieve paycheck regardless on how many visitors Channel9 has.

    You have provided a very long list of people you are willing to inteview – but what you gonna ask them ? Looks like you have picked them based on existance of blog. This mean your videos will simply duplicate content that they are able to put in plain-text in their RSS feed. Or you gonna simply promote how good and hot blogging is – to keep you away from thinking of UserLand bussiness failure and promote your blogging book.

  69. Strongly agree with Eric D. Burdo,

    Do not interview high-profile people to get more credibility for your show (and promote it based on their names), please interview regular folks to share part of your credibility with them.

    It looks like your goals now shifted – you started to struggle for visitors traffic instead of content quality (nope – it don’t mean flawed microphone – I mean that the heck this microphone record). Probably this is based on PodTech ads bussiness model and fact that you no longer recieve paycheck regardless on how many visitors Channel9 has.

    You have provided a very long list of people you are willing to inteview – but what you gonna ask them ? Looks like you have picked them based on existance of blog. This mean your videos will simply duplicate content that they are able to put in plain-text in their RSS feed. Or you gonna simply promote how good and hot blogging is – to keep you away from thinking of UserLand bussiness failure and promote your blogging book.

  70. Strongly agree with Eric D. Burdo,

    Do not interview high-profile people to get more credibility for your show (and promote it based on their names), please interview regular folks to share part of your credibility with them.

    It looks like your goals now shifted – you started to struggle for visitors traffic instead of content quality (nope – it don’t mean flawed microphone – I mean that the heck this microphone record). Probably this is based on PodTech ads bussiness model and fact that you no longer recieve paycheck regardless on how many visitors Channel9 has.

    You have provided a very long list of people you are willing to inteview – but what you gonna ask them ? Looks like you have picked them based on existance of blog. This mean your videos will simply duplicate content that they are able to put in plain-text in their RSS feed. Or you gonna simply promote how good and hot blogging is – to keep you away from thinking of UserLand bussiness failure and promote your blogging book.

  71. Strongly agree with Eric D. Burdo,

    Do not interview high-profile people to get more credibility for your show (and promote it based on their names), please interview regular folks to share part of your credibility with them.

    It looks like your goals now shifted – you started to struggle for visitors traffic instead of content quality (nope – it don’t mean flawed microphone – I mean that the heck this microphone record). Probably this is based on PodTech ads bussiness model and fact that you no longer recieve paycheck regardless on how many visitors Channel9 has.

    You have provided a very long list of people you are willing to inteview – but what you gonna ask them ? Looks like you have picked them based on existance of blog. This mean your videos will simply duplicate content that they are able to put in plain-text in their RSS feed. Or you gonna simply promote how good and hot blogging is – to keep you away from thinking of UserLand bussiness failure and promote your blogging book.

  72. Strongly agree with Eric D. Burdo,

    Do not interview high-profile people to get more credibility for your show (and promote it based on their names), please interview regular folks to share part of your credibility with them.

    It looks like your goals now shifted – you started to struggle for visitors traffic instead of content quality (nope – it don’t mean flawed microphone – I mean that the heck this microphone record). Probably this is based on PodTech ads bussiness model and fact that you no longer recieve paycheck regardless on how many visitors Channel9 has.

    You have provided a very long list of people you are willing to inteview – but what you gonna ask them ? Looks like you have picked them based on existance of blog. This mean your videos will simply duplicate content that they are able to put in plain-text in their RSS feed. Or you gonna simply promote how good and hot blogging is – to keep you away from thinking of UserLand bussiness failure and promote your blogging book.

  73. Robert,
    I like Version 1.0 of the Scoble Show! I like the format as it is similar to C9 – just keep improving everything!

    Although it is your show and you can do with it as you want, I’d like to see the following – just my humble opinions:
    1) A Scoble Show wikki would work great. You could tell readers of your upcoming interview schedule and they could post questions that they’d like you to ask. You could then post back transcripts and answers to the wikki. This would build a lot of history and content for future viewers who come to the Scoble Show. Actually, incorporate the wikki format somehow into your main site.
    2) Make available the video link to bloggers who can insert your video into their blog as we can do UTube and GVideo today. Insert yourself in the front and end of the video so the video is identified as your work. This is so bloggers can insert your great work directly into their blogs and comment about them to their readers.

    Obviously in respects to this item I haven’t done a great deal of thinking at length. I guess I’m thinking out loud.

    3) Have you thought of actually uploading your content to Google Video or UTube? I know this is counter-intuitive to building a community around your web site, but there is something to be said for another avenue of distribution. Maybe, you place commercials on those videos and make money off them when those videos are distributed by that channel.

    Kudos – your feed works perfectly through the Democracy Player!

    Keep up the good work!
    Herschel

  74. Robert,
    I like Version 1.0 of the Scoble Show! I like the format as it is similar to C9 – just keep improving everything!

    Although it is your show and you can do with it as you want, I’d like to see the following – just my humble opinions:
    1) A Scoble Show wikki would work great. You could tell readers of your upcoming interview schedule and they could post questions that they’d like you to ask. You could then post back transcripts and answers to the wikki. This would build a lot of history and content for future viewers who come to the Scoble Show. Actually, incorporate the wikki format somehow into your main site.
    2) Make available the video link to bloggers who can insert your video into their blog as we can do UTube and GVideo today. Insert yourself in the front and end of the video so the video is identified as your work. This is so bloggers can insert your great work directly into their blogs and comment about them to their readers.

    Obviously in respects to this item I haven’t done a great deal of thinking at length. I guess I’m thinking out loud.

    3) Have you thought of actually uploading your content to Google Video or UTube? I know this is counter-intuitive to building a community around your web site, but there is something to be said for another avenue of distribution. Maybe, you place commercials on those videos and make money off them when those videos are distributed by that channel.

    Kudos – your feed works perfectly through the Democracy Player!

    Keep up the good work!
    Herschel

  75. Oh, forgot this.

    I’d like for you to interview the current PBS columnist Robert X. Cringely. I’d like to know more about him, but I bet a dinner that he will not do the interview. He seems to be to smug from his writings.

    Herschel

  76. Oh, forgot this.

    I’d like for you to interview the current PBS columnist Robert X. Cringely. I’d like to know more about him, but I bet a dinner that he will not do the interview. He seems to be to smug from his writings.

    Herschel

  77. Oh, forgot this.

    I’d like for you to interview the current PBS columnist Robert X. Cringely. I’d like to know more about him, but I bet a dinner that he will not do the interview. He seems to be to smug from his writings.

    Herschel

  78. Oh, forgot this.

    I’d like for you to interview the current PBS columnist Robert X. Cringely. I’d like to know more about him, but I bet a dinner that he will not do the interview. He seems to be to smug from his writings.

    Herschel

  79. Oh, forgot this.

    I’d like for you to interview the current PBS columnist Robert X. Cringely. I’d like to know more about him, but I bet a dinner that he will not do the interview. He seems to be to smug from his writings.

    Herschel

  80. Eric Rice as an excellent point. What more can we learn from say, the likes of Arrignton and Winer that we don’t already know? Of course THEY will love the exposure..it’s what they live for… but I doubt the audience will learn much about them they can’t already find out. Get more people that actually get the work done. Go farther down the org chart. Those are the people from whom you will get real insight and stories…if you, indeed, want to be “naked”. Those at the top will rarely wander off script.

  81. Eric Rice as an excellent point. What more can we learn from say, the likes of Arrignton and Winer that we don’t already know? Of course THEY will love the exposure..it’s what they live for… but I doubt the audience will learn much about them they can’t already find out. Get more people that actually get the work done. Go farther down the org chart. Those are the people from whom you will get real insight and stories…if you, indeed, want to be “naked”. Those at the top will rarely wander off script.

  82. Eric Rice as an excellent point. What more can we learn from say, the likes of Arrignton and Winer that we don’t already know? Of course THEY will love the exposure..it’s what they live for… but I doubt the audience will learn much about them they can’t already find out. Get more people that actually get the work done. Go farther down the org chart. Those are the people from whom you will get real insight and stories…if you, indeed, want to be “naked”. Those at the top will rarely wander off script.

  83. Eric Rice as an excellent point. What more can we learn from say, the likes of Arrignton and Winer that we don’t already know? Of course THEY will love the exposure..it’s what they live for… but I doubt the audience will learn much about them they can’t already find out. Get more people that actually get the work done. Go farther down the org chart. Those are the people from whom you will get real insight and stories…if you, indeed, want to be “naked”. Those at the top will rarely wander off script.

  84. Eric Rice as an excellent point. What more can we learn from say, the likes of Arrignton and Winer that we don’t already know? Of course THEY will love the exposure..it’s what they live for… but I doubt the audience will learn much about them they can’t already find out. Get more people that actually get the work done. Go farther down the org chart. Those are the people from whom you will get real insight and stories…if you, indeed, want to be “naked”. Those at the top will rarely wander off script.

  85. Eric Rice as an excellent point. What more can we learn from say, the likes of Arrignton and Winer that we don’t already know? Of course THEY will love the exposure..it’s what they live for… but I doubt the audience will learn much about them they can’t already find out. Get more people that actually get the work done. Go farther down the org chart. Those are the people from whom you will get real insight and stories…if you, indeed, want to be “naked”. Those at the top will rarely wander off script.

  86. Also, how about finding some actual USERS of all this nifty-neato Web 2.0 products and technology and interviewing them? All the people on your list are obviously going to tell you how great their product is and how it will solve world hunger, but is it really? For example, rather than talking to Jason Freind at 37Signals, ask him to give you a user to talk to. Or do both. Talk to Jason then find the user that is validating what Jason is telling you. Would you even be so brave as to talk to a customer that would say “yea, I tried that product. It sucked and here’s why”?

  87. Also, how about finding some actual USERS of all this nifty-neato Web 2.0 products and technology and interviewing them? All the people on your list are obviously going to tell you how great their product is and how it will solve world hunger, but is it really? For example, rather than talking to Jason Freind at 37Signals, ask him to give you a user to talk to. Or do both. Talk to Jason then find the user that is validating what Jason is telling you. Would you even be so brave as to talk to a customer that would say “yea, I tried that product. It sucked and here’s why”?

  88. Mike Arrington and Om Mallick are competitors… wouldn’t you like to hear them contrast their ideas independently? maybe even get them to exaplin how they will compete or differentiate their offerings.

  89. Mike Arrington and Om Mallick are competitors… wouldn’t you like to hear them contrast their ideas independently? maybe even get them to exaplin how they will compete or differentiate their offerings.

  90. Mike Arrington and Om Mallick are competitors… wouldn’t you like to hear them contrast their ideas independently? maybe even get them to exaplin how they will compete or differentiate their offerings.

  91. Mike Arrington and Om Mallick are competitors… wouldn’t you like to hear them contrast their ideas independently? maybe even get them to exaplin how they will compete or differentiate their offerings.

  92. I’d love to see Jason Calacanis get interviewed.

    In reality, Robert, the ScobleShow was a fantastic debut. I loved the photowalk with Thomas Hawk and I hope you do more of these, and I hope you can get them to expound more on the techniques they use both for shooting and for processing RAW files. As a budding photographer myself, I love seeing how the semi-pros do it, because I can learn from them, and I definitely learned something from the walkaround with Thomas.

    One thing I would recommend (as I’ve got a degree in studio arts and sound technology) is to get a good compressor to run your microphones through, whether on video or in podcast format. It’ll make all the difference in the world.

  93. I’d love to see Jason Calacanis get interviewed.

    In reality, Robert, the ScobleShow was a fantastic debut. I loved the photowalk with Thomas Hawk and I hope you do more of these, and I hope you can get them to expound more on the techniques they use both for shooting and for processing RAW files. As a budding photographer myself, I love seeing how the semi-pros do it, because I can learn from them, and I definitely learned something from the walkaround with Thomas.

    One thing I would recommend (as I’ve got a degree in studio arts and sound technology) is to get a good compressor to run your microphones through, whether on video or in podcast format. It’ll make all the difference in the world.

  94. I’d love to see Jason Calacanis get interviewed.

    In reality, Robert, the ScobleShow was a fantastic debut. I loved the photowalk with Thomas Hawk and I hope you do more of these, and I hope you can get them to expound more on the techniques they use both for shooting and for processing RAW files. As a budding photographer myself, I love seeing how the semi-pros do it, because I can learn from them, and I definitely learned something from the walkaround with Thomas.

    One thing I would recommend (as I’ve got a degree in studio arts and sound technology) is to get a good compressor to run your microphones through, whether on video or in podcast format. It’ll make all the difference in the world.

  95. I’d love to see Jason Calacanis get interviewed.

    In reality, Robert, the ScobleShow was a fantastic debut. I loved the photowalk with Thomas Hawk and I hope you do more of these, and I hope you can get them to expound more on the techniques they use both for shooting and for processing RAW files. As a budding photographer myself, I love seeing how the semi-pros do it, because I can learn from them, and I definitely learned something from the walkaround with Thomas.

    One thing I would recommend (as I’ve got a degree in studio arts and sound technology) is to get a good compressor to run your microphones through, whether on video or in podcast format. It’ll make all the difference in the world.

  96. I’d love to see Jason Calacanis get interviewed.

    In reality, Robert, the ScobleShow was a fantastic debut. I loved the photowalk with Thomas Hawk and I hope you do more of these, and I hope you can get them to expound more on the techniques they use both for shooting and for processing RAW files. As a budding photographer myself, I love seeing how the semi-pros do it, because I can learn from them, and I definitely learned something from the walkaround with Thomas.

    One thing I would recommend (as I’ve got a degree in studio arts and sound technology) is to get a good compressor to run your microphones through, whether on video or in podcast format. It’ll make all the difference in the world.

  97. I’d love to see Jason Calacanis get interviewed.

    In reality, Robert, the ScobleShow was a fantastic debut. I loved the photowalk with Thomas Hawk and I hope you do more of these, and I hope you can get them to expound more on the techniques they use both for shooting and for processing RAW files. As a budding photographer myself, I love seeing how the semi-pros do it, because I can learn from them, and I definitely learned something from the walkaround with Thomas.

    One thing I would recommend (as I’ve got a degree in studio arts and sound technology) is to get a good compressor to run your microphones through, whether on video or in podcast format. It’ll make all the difference in the world.

  98. I’d love to see Jason Calacanis get interviewed.

    In reality, Robert, the ScobleShow was a fantastic debut. I loved the photowalk with Thomas Hawk and I hope you do more of these, and I hope you can get them to expound more on the techniques they use both for shooting and for processing RAW files. As a budding photographer myself, I love seeing how the semi-pros do it, because I can learn from them, and I definitely learned something from the walkaround with Thomas.

    One thing I would recommend (as I’ve got a degree in studio arts and sound technology) is to get a good compressor to run your microphones through, whether on video or in podcast format. It’ll make all the difference in the world.

  99. Hey Robert, really enjoyed the Printing for Less and Photography episodes. I’m not sure how the logistics would work out, but besides getting a second mic clip for yourself, would it be feasible to just get miniature boom mic you can attach on a harness to yourself or get a better/larger mic on the camera so the speakers don’t fade in or out when they turn their heads? The inability to hear the questions and some of the responses was the largest flaw I could find in the production. Overall, love the idea, concept and final product!

  100. Hey Robert, really enjoyed the Printing for Less and Photography episodes. I’m not sure how the logistics would work out, but besides getting a second mic clip for yourself, would it be feasible to just get miniature boom mic you can attach on a harness to yourself or get a better/larger mic on the camera so the speakers don’t fade in or out when they turn their heads? The inability to hear the questions and some of the responses was the largest flaw I could find in the production. Overall, love the idea, concept and final product!

  101. Hey Robert, really enjoyed the Printing for Less and Photography episodes. I’m not sure how the logistics would work out, but besides getting a second mic clip for yourself, would it be feasible to just get miniature boom mic you can attach on a harness to yourself or get a better/larger mic on the camera so the speakers don’t fade in or out when they turn their heads? The inability to hear the questions and some of the responses was the largest flaw I could find in the production. Overall, love the idea, concept and final product!

  102. REgarding comment 46:
    if Scoble *does* get those at the top to wander off script it would be extremely cool to watch, though!
    for me seeing the sun CEO in such a casual setting and hearing him talk about the *why* of SUN was very interesting. the first hard question to mr schwartz hit the nail on the head.
    if Scoble gets to ask the non-marketing questions.. the *why* questions and recieves answers that are not in the marketing lingo i can read on any corporate site.. then interviews with those high up the org chart are worth a lot.
    Greetings from a fellow niner! Good show, Scoble!

  103. REgarding comment 46:
    if Scoble *does* get those at the top to wander off script it would be extremely cool to watch, though!
    for me seeing the sun CEO in such a casual setting and hearing him talk about the *why* of SUN was very interesting. the first hard question to mr schwartz hit the nail on the head.
    if Scoble gets to ask the non-marketing questions.. the *why* questions and recieves answers that are not in the marketing lingo i can read on any corporate site.. then interviews with those high up the org chart are worth a lot.
    Greetings from a fellow niner! Good show, Scoble!

  104. REgarding comment 46:
    if Scoble *does* get those at the top to wander off script it would be extremely cool to watch, though!
    for me seeing the sun CEO in such a casual setting and hearing him talk about the *why* of SUN was very interesting. the first hard question to mr schwartz hit the nail on the head.
    if Scoble gets to ask the non-marketing questions.. the *why* questions and recieves answers that are not in the marketing lingo i can read on any corporate site.. then interviews with those high up the org chart are worth a lot.
    Greetings from a fellow niner! Good show, Scoble!

  105. [...] Quick Update: Post-mortem of ScobleShow by Scoble. As I’d mentioned in this post, he agrees that RSS feeds was one of the things that needed to be corrected and has remedied that situation (RSS feed – Scoble Show). – I’ve been looking forward to the imminent release of Scoble’s new show – The ScobleShow, ever since Jeremiah mentioned it and voila — here it is. [...]

  106. Hey all, Freyburg here. Wow, didn’t expect anyone to actually read my comment on my little blog, but here we are.

    Anyway, I don’t recall ever saying the show “sucked,” and it doesn’t…it just isn’t all that different than the usual from videobloggers all over the place. Given your standing in the blogging community, Robert, and presumably the resources you have at hand, I expected something a LITTLE slicker, in terms of edits and composition and the like.

    Having said all that, I did watch the show, and I do like the interviews, and your guests are certainly people I’d like to hear from.

    And I don’t think I was all that mean…I just thought there was a lot of hype leading up to the launch of the show, given the end product.

    But Revision3 is WAY more guilty of churning the hype machine….what with all the breathless “OMG TEH BR0KEN!!!!11!!!” posts over on Digg, when at the end of the day it’s just a website delivering video content via RSS, like so many others.

    I’m all for video over the net, and I’d be perfectly happy tossing my TV off the balcony and having my choice of independently created media at hand, delivered how and when I want it. Hell, I’m hoping one day to produce some myself. And the nature of video over the net ISN’T to be super fast cuts and meaningless sound bites like Entertainment Tonight….but given the proliferation of tools even at the most basic consumer level, it can be more than just static shots of some guy talking.

    Now, I’m hardly any less guilty of taking the easy road and keeping it super simple…I have a little podcast I do with a friend about Dr. Who that we record in Gizmo, edit (quickly) in Garageband and throw out to the world every week. But then, I’m not working for PodTech, I’m just some dork putting together a hobby-bull session podcast when I have the time.

    So don’t take my comments as hellfire and vitriol, Robert, because they weren’t meant to be. I’m glad you’re expanding into video, and I will keep checking the show out. I was just a little underwhelmed by this first effort.

  107. Hey all, Freyburg here. Wow, didn’t expect anyone to actually read my comment on my little blog, but here we are.

    Anyway, I don’t recall ever saying the show “sucked,” and it doesn’t…it just isn’t all that different than the usual from videobloggers all over the place. Given your standing in the blogging community, Robert, and presumably the resources you have at hand, I expected something a LITTLE slicker, in terms of edits and composition and the like.

    Having said all that, I did watch the show, and I do like the interviews, and your guests are certainly people I’d like to hear from.

    And I don’t think I was all that mean…I just thought there was a lot of hype leading up to the launch of the show, given the end product.

    But Revision3 is WAY more guilty of churning the hype machine….what with all the breathless “OMG TEH BR0KEN!!!!11!!!” posts over on Digg, when at the end of the day it’s just a website delivering video content via RSS, like so many others.

    I’m all for video over the net, and I’d be perfectly happy tossing my TV off the balcony and having my choice of independently created media at hand, delivered how and when I want it. Hell, I’m hoping one day to produce some myself. And the nature of video over the net ISN’T to be super fast cuts and meaningless sound bites like Entertainment Tonight….but given the proliferation of tools even at the most basic consumer level, it can be more than just static shots of some guy talking.

    Now, I’m hardly any less guilty of taking the easy road and keeping it super simple…I have a little podcast I do with a friend about Dr. Who that we record in Gizmo, edit (quickly) in Garageband and throw out to the world every week. But then, I’m not working for PodTech, I’m just some dork putting together a hobby-bull session podcast when I have the time.

    So don’t take my comments as hellfire and vitriol, Robert, because they weren’t meant to be. I’m glad you’re expanding into video, and I will keep checking the show out. I was just a little underwhelmed by this first effort.

  108. Hey all, Freyburg here. Wow, didn’t expect anyone to actually read my comment on my little blog, but here we are.

    Anyway, I don’t recall ever saying the show “sucked,” and it doesn’t…it just isn’t all that different than the usual from videobloggers all over the place. Given your standing in the blogging community, Robert, and presumably the resources you have at hand, I expected something a LITTLE slicker, in terms of edits and composition and the like.

    Having said all that, I did watch the show, and I do like the interviews, and your guests are certainly people I’d like to hear from.

    And I don’t think I was all that mean…I just thought there was a lot of hype leading up to the launch of the show, given the end product.

    But Revision3 is WAY more guilty of churning the hype machine….what with all the breathless “OMG TEH BR0KEN!!!!11!!!” posts over on Digg, when at the end of the day it’s just a website delivering video content via RSS, like so many others.

    I’m all for video over the net, and I’d be perfectly happy tossing my TV off the balcony and having my choice of independently created media at hand, delivered how and when I want it. Hell, I’m hoping one day to produce some myself. And the nature of video over the net ISN’T to be super fast cuts and meaningless sound bites like Entertainment Tonight….but given the proliferation of tools even at the most basic consumer level, it can be more than just static shots of some guy talking.

    Now, I’m hardly any less guilty of taking the easy road and keeping it super simple…I have a little podcast I do with a friend about Dr. Who that we record in Gizmo, edit (quickly) in Garageband and throw out to the world every week. But then, I’m not working for PodTech, I’m just some dork putting together a hobby-bull session podcast when I have the time.

    So don’t take my comments as hellfire and vitriol, Robert, because they weren’t meant to be. I’m glad you’re expanding into video, and I will keep checking the show out. I was just a little underwhelmed by this first effort.

  109. Glenn Fleishman of Wifinetnews.com also recommended CastingWords. It uses Amazon slave labor & gets surprisingly good results.

  110. Glenn Fleishman of Wifinetnews.com also recommended CastingWords. It uses Amazon slave labor & gets surprisingly good results.

  111. I intentionally use a wiki to kick off the Web SIG website to demonstrate the wiki technology. I use http://www.wetpaint.com after trying out many other wikis. I register a domain and forward the domain to my wetpaint acct like http://webgeeksig.wetpaint.com. Now you can type http://www.thewebsig.com to see my wetpaint account at http://webgeeksig.wetpaint.com.

    Our plan is to record our Web SIG meetings and show videos on our wetpaint wiki. Wiki mashup with video blog ability? What about vwiki?

    If I get lucky to find free time, I’ll create a trailer video on our wiki to demonstrate the video capability of a wiki :)

    Any question about wiki?

    Response to Comment by Randy Stewart — September 28, 2006 @ 11:42 am

    “#3. As far as wiki’s go, WetPaint is the easiest by far and I think that you have mentioned them before. The only problem I see is that you can’t get a hosted domain, but their mix of both wiki and comments could be exactly what you are looking for.

    http://www.wetpaint.com

  112. I intentionally use a wiki to kick off the Web SIG website to demonstrate the wiki technology. I use http://www.wetpaint.com after trying out many other wikis. I register a domain and forward the domain to my wetpaint acct like http://webgeeksig.wetpaint.com. Now you can type http://www.thewebsig.com to see my wetpaint account at http://webgeeksig.wetpaint.com.

    Our plan is to record our Web SIG meetings and show videos on our wetpaint wiki. Wiki mashup with video blog ability? What about vwiki?

    If I get lucky to find free time, I’ll create a trailer video on our wiki to demonstrate the video capability of a wiki :)

    Any question about wiki?

    Response to Comment by Randy Stewart — September 28, 2006 @ 11:42 am

    “#3. As far as wiki’s go, WetPaint is the easiest by far and I think that you have mentioned them before. The only problem I see is that you can’t get a hosted domain, but their mix of both wiki and comments could be exactly what you are looking for.

    http://www.wetpaint.com

  113. People I would like to see interviewed (in no particular order):

    Ramana Rao, CTO Inxight, http://www.ramanarao.com/blog/
    Philippe Kahn, CEO Full Power Technologies, http://www.fullpower.com
    Paul Adriani, Nanosolar
    Vinod Khosla, Khosla Ventures
    Dr. Cliff Nass, Stanford University
    Dr. Mark Musen, Stanford University
    Dr. Marc Davis, Yahoo! Research, UC Berkeley
    Dr. Eric Brewer, Intel Research, UC Berkeley
    Dr. Brad Delong, UC Berkeley, http://www.j-bradford-delong.net/
    Joan Blades and Wes Boyd, Moveon.org
    Jeff Skoll, Skoll Foundation
    Pierre Omidya, Omidya Network, http://www.omidyar.net/home/
    Paul Rice, TranFair USA
    Audrey Rust, CEO Peninsula Open Space Trust
    John Sexton, Photographer
    Stephen Johnson, Photographer
    David Hibbard, Photographer

    Anyone presenting at the PARC Forum or BayCHI Monthly Meetings

  114. People I would like to see interviewed (in no particular order):

    Ramana Rao, CTO Inxight, http://www.ramanarao.com/blog/
    Philippe Kahn, CEO Full Power Technologies, http://www.fullpower.com
    Paul Adriani, Nanosolar
    Vinod Khosla, Khosla Ventures
    Dr. Cliff Nass, Stanford University
    Dr. Mark Musen, Stanford University
    Dr. Marc Davis, Yahoo! Research, UC Berkeley
    Dr. Eric Brewer, Intel Research, UC Berkeley
    Dr. Brad Delong, UC Berkeley, http://www.j-bradford-delong.net/
    Joan Blades and Wes Boyd, Moveon.org
    Jeff Skoll, Skoll Foundation
    Pierre Omidya, Omidya Network, http://www.omidyar.net/home/
    Paul Rice, TranFair USA
    Audrey Rust, CEO Peninsula Open Space Trust
    John Sexton, Photographer
    Stephen Johnson, Photographer
    David Hibbard, Photographer

    Anyone presenting at the PARC Forum or BayCHI Monthly Meetings

  115. Robert – Looking forward to your ConvergeSouth blog-talk! I hope to offer in-person congrats on the ScobleShow then…; your business card menu of interviewees looks fantastic. Initial favorites are Tim O’Reilly, Craig Newmark, & David Allen.

  116. Robert – Looking forward to your ConvergeSouth blog-talk! I hope to offer in-person congrats on the ScobleShow then…; your business card menu of interviewees looks fantastic. Initial favorites are Tim O’Reilly, Craig Newmark, & David Allen.

  117. One of the reasons I am able to read rss feeds is that I can get to them when I have a quick minute on my mobile phone. Unfortunately I can’t do it with your show. Please fix it.

    Some educational tech interviews would be nice. Sure Alan November, Tom Hoffman, Will Richardson etc. have been heard from everywhere in ed tech. How about some end users. You know… teachers who are trying to use this stuff or professional developers trying to teach them to use it.

    Whomever it is, don;t forget the end users. They are the most important part of the equation.

  118. One of the reasons I am able to read rss feeds is that I can get to them when I have a quick minute on my mobile phone. Unfortunately I can’t do it with your show. Please fix it.

    Some educational tech interviews would be nice. Sure Alan November, Tom Hoffman, Will Richardson etc. have been heard from everywhere in ed tech. How about some end users. You know… teachers who are trying to use this stuff or professional developers trying to teach them to use it.

    Whomever it is, don;t forget the end users. They are the most important part of the equation.

  119. One of the reasons I am able to read rss feeds is that I can get to them when I have a quick minute on my mobile phone. Unfortunately I can’t do it with your show. Please fix it.

    Some educational tech interviews would be nice. Sure Alan November, Tom Hoffman, Will Richardson etc. have been heard from everywhere in ed tech. How about some end users. You know… teachers who are trying to use this stuff or professional developers trying to teach them to use it.

    Whomever it is, don;t forget the end users. They are the most important part of the equation.

  120. Robert & Randy & Bess & other commentors– Call it it rapid response to customer feedback: Wetpaint will soon be offering the ability to host a Wetpaint-powered wiki under a custom domain name that you arrange. It will go live in just a couple of weeks. Thanks for the feedback!!

    –Ben

  121. Robert & Randy & Bess & other commentors– Call it it rapid response to customer feedback: Wetpaint will soon be offering the ability to host a Wetpaint-powered wiki under a custom domain name that you arrange. It will go live in just a couple of weeks. Thanks for the feedback!!

    –Ben

  122. Robert & Randy & Bess & other commentors– Call it it rapid response to customer feedback: Wetpaint will soon be offering the ability to host a Wetpaint-powered wiki under a custom domain name that you arrange. It will go live in just a couple of weeks. Thanks for the feedback!!

    –Ben

  123. I would love to see:

    Hugh McLeod
    Joblo of Joblo.com
    Seth Godin
    Tom Peters
    Guy Kawasaki
    Ask a Ninja
    Kevin Rose and Alex Albrecht

    and…

    hmm…

    ME!

    Why? Because I’ve just created a game where you get to play with my life over at http://www.andrehedetoft.com in the quest of turning me into the obvious geek movie director!

    I live in Sweden though but we can totally do the interview over the internet and I’ll point my Sony HD camera at me and edit up something nice?

    What do you say Scoble?

    André Hedetoft

  124. I would love to see:

    Hugh McLeod
    Joblo of Joblo.com
    Seth Godin
    Tom Peters
    Guy Kawasaki
    Ask a Ninja
    Kevin Rose and Alex Albrecht

    and…

    hmm…

    ME!

    Why? Because I’ve just created a game where you get to play with my life over at http://www.andrehedetoft.com in the quest of turning me into the obvious geek movie director!

    I live in Sweden though but we can totally do the interview over the internet and I’ll point my Sony HD camera at me and edit up something nice?

    What do you say Scoble?

    André Hedetoft