Talking with a young European Developer

While everyone is over in London at the Future of Web Apps Conference (great writeup of day 2 is here), I thought it would be fun to put up my interview of Sebastian Moser. Don’t worry, I hadn’t heard of him either before he wrote me in response to a request to talk with more developers.

He didn’t disappoint. He’s 20 years old. Has been programming since he was 14 (says he started “late” when compared with people like Firefox’s Blake Ross). Is very articulate and gave some great insights into Europe’s software markets.

It’s long, but then I’m trying to give you a real meal, as Mark Cuban says as he compares YouTube-style “video snacks” to longer form videos like the ones I do.

There’s a wealth of information in this video for Internet entrepreneurs — especially for Google and Wikipedia employees. Read Sebastian’s blog here.

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19 thoughts on “Talking with a young European Developer

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  2. A don’t take Mark Cuban’s metaphor to be one of length alone.

    A meal is not the result of dumping everything directly from the shopping bag onto the table. There’s prep involved. There’s cutting, chopping, mixing, peeling, stirring, cooking, blending, frying. In short: editing, good sound recording, mixing, and a bit of production value.

  3. A don’t take Mark Cuban’s metaphor to be one of length alone.

    A meal is not the result of dumping everything directly from the shopping bag onto the table. There’s prep involved. There’s cutting, chopping, mixing, peeling, stirring, cooking, blending, frying. In short: editing, good sound recording, mixing, and a bit of production value.

  4. Mario: McDonalds sells a lot more food than, say, Spago’s does.

    I’m going more after the high-end market. I want people who want to chew on something for more than a couple of minutes.

    That said, don’t be surprised if I offer a “snack” version of my show.

  5. Mario: McDonalds sells a lot more food than, say, Spago’s does.

    I’m going more after the high-end market. I want people who want to chew on something for more than a couple of minutes.

    That said, don’t be surprised if I offer a “snack” version of my show.

  6. Your show is definitely not a snack, Scoble. However, I presume that the majority of online viewers are snack lovers (I could be wrong).

    Therein my analogy that you’re trying to market a three course meal to someone looking for a burger.

    Having said that, I believe online audiences’ tastes are evolving and so will their appreciation of insightful shows such as yours.

    Keep up the good work!

  7. Your show is definitely not a snack, Scoble. However, I presume that the majority of online viewers are snack lovers (I could be wrong).

    Therein my analogy that you’re trying to market a three course meal to someone looking for a burger.

    Having said that, I believe online audiences’ tastes are evolving and so will their appreciation of insightful shows such as yours.

    Keep up the good work!

  8. Hi Scoble,

    I’ve always maintained that your show is well positioned to leverage the convergence of online media and TV, given your high-quality/tv like streams.

    However, I think Cuban was trying to compare online video (snacks) vs. TV (real meals) and wouldn’t your show technically fall under the snacks category? Imagine my surprise if I enter Burger King to be served a three course meal. Misleading, overwhelming yet enjoyable and fulfilling!
    :)

  9. Hi Scoble,

    I’ve always maintained that your show is well positioned to leverage the convergence of online media and TV, given your high-quality/tv like streams.

    However, I think Cuban was trying to compare online video (snacks) vs. TV (real meals) and wouldn’t your show technically fall under the snacks category? Imagine my surprise if I enter Burger King to be served a three course meal. Misleading, overwhelming yet enjoyable and fulfilling!
    :)

  10. Thanks Robert for having me interviewed. I always love to get comments on my work and of course also on this interview, so everybody: Tell me what you think, at

    sebastian-dot-moser-at-gmail-dot-com

  11. Thanks Robert for having me interviewed. I always love to get comments on my work and of course also on this interview, so everybody: Tell me what you think, at

    sebastian-dot-moser-at-gmail-dot-com

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