Lots of news coming tonight

What a fun week. Milan has proven I can love something more than I love blogging. Well, heck, Twitter and Flickr proved that too (that’s where I’ve been spending a lot of my online time this week, check out my new photos — we had a fun day yesterday with Dave Winer. In two weeks with my new camera I’ve already made 36 GBs worth of images, whew! Then compare to Patrick’s photos. He’s pretty good with the 5D).

Twitter has really turned into something special. It’s how I keep in touch with my friends and the world. I find I like spending a lot more time there than on my blog because of the immediacy.

So, let’s get back into it. Tonight there’s a couple companies announcing news. Come back at shortly after 9 p.m.

One of the companies speaks to the future of development. Four years ago I predicted that within 10 years very few people would be doing standard old Win32 style development. At the time I thought that Vista would be a lot more popular than it turned out to be and that the world would shift toward .NET development. I was wrong. The truth is that Web work is becoming far more popular than i thought it would be. Every startup lately is showing me Web work and, while some use .NET, most use LAMP on their servers.

Anyway, see ya tonight and don’t miss the Photowalking at Stanford University tomorrow. It looks like a huge crowd will be there.

23 thoughts on “Lots of news coming tonight

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  2. Glad to hear things are going so well! We use .NET and we chose it for a) ease of implementation and b) availabity of SQL Server Synchronization compatibility with Windows OS mobile devices. For a start-up using something ‘off the shelf’ is easier/cheaper than building a web services interface and having to test the holy $%#7 out of it.

  3. Glad to hear things are going so well! We use .NET and we chose it for a) ease of implementation and b) availabity of SQL Server Synchronization compatibility with Windows OS mobile devices. For a start-up using something ‘off the shelf’ is easier/cheaper than building a web services interface and having to test the holy $%#7 out of it.

  4. I think you need to give your prediction a bit more time before declaring it wrong. Since Vista comes with the framework Microsoft is positioning as the GDI of the next 20 years (.NET 3.0/WPF), and presumably all future Windows versions will include it, chances are Win32 will slide more and more into the background. The question is, will Windows programs still be around at that time, or will everything be web based? I think both will still be around, and my guess is that people will gravitate towards the programming tool that lets them think at the right level of abstraction/power. .NET 3.0 is the first step in that direction, at least for me.

  5. I think you need to give your prediction a bit more time before declaring it wrong. Since Vista comes with the framework Microsoft is positioning as the GDI of the next 20 years (.NET 3.0/WPF), and presumably all future Windows versions will include it, chances are Win32 will slide more and more into the background. The question is, will Windows programs still be around at that time, or will everything be web based? I think both will still be around, and my guess is that people will gravitate towards the programming tool that lets them think at the right level of abstraction/power. .NET 3.0 is the first step in that direction, at least for me.

  6. Patrick’s photos are really great, and so are yours. You need to take more pictures of Milan; you haven’t been taking that many since he came home ;)

  7. Scoble – 9PM!!! What about your fans in different time zones? I am on the East coast and can not stay up after midnight tonight – can you give us a hint?

  8. Scoble – 9PM!!! What about your fans in different time zones? I am on the East coast and can not stay up after midnight tonight – can you give us a hint?

  9. Patrick’s photographing good!

    But, ask him to fiddle around with Photoshop. It completely changes how you view photography/photos. Thomas Hawk did it to me, and now none of my photos go online without a good time in Photoshop. Ask him to give it a try.

  10. Patrick’s photographing good!

    But, ask him to fiddle around with Photoshop. It completely changes how you view photography/photos. Thomas Hawk did it to me, and now none of my photos go online without a good time in Photoshop. Ask him to give it a try.

  11. Robert,

    You are right. Patrick has talent. In fact, I’ve enjoyed the photos both of you have posted lately.

    And the pictures of the baby were awesome. I could feel the love emanating from them, even here in Chicago.

    On that note, best wishes to you, Maryam, Milan and Patrick.

    Munir

  12. Robert,

    You are right. Patrick has talent. In fact, I’ve enjoyed the photos both of you have posted lately.

    And the pictures of the baby were awesome. I could feel the love emanating from them, even here in Chicago.

    On that note, best wishes to you, Maryam, Milan and Patrick.

    Munir

  13. Yours and Patrick’s Flickr sets are so interesting — they remind me of the differences between mine and my daughter’s (who is the same age as Patrick). Patrick’s tend to look past the whole picture into shapes, interesting arrangements, color, tone, where yours tend to be more of the larger, broader field of view, contrasts, broad swipes of color and depth. Both wonderful, just very different styles.

    It’s always refreshing to see what my daughter photographs — she has a completely different way of seeing the same subject. It speaks a lot to why we don’t always communicate well, too. ;-)

    Glad to hear Milan is doing well…send my best to Maryam! I hope she’s recovered from her labor and is getting some rest.

  14. Yours and Patrick’s Flickr sets are so interesting — they remind me of the differences between mine and my daughter’s (who is the same age as Patrick). Patrick’s tend to look past the whole picture into shapes, interesting arrangements, color, tone, where yours tend to be more of the larger, broader field of view, contrasts, broad swipes of color and depth. Both wonderful, just very different styles.

    It’s always refreshing to see what my daughter photographs — she has a completely different way of seeing the same subject. It speaks a lot to why we don’t always communicate well, too. ;-)

    Glad to hear Milan is doing well…send my best to Maryam! I hope she’s recovered from her labor and is getting some rest.

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