Loic’s new video company and Milan

Mix in our new son and a conversation about the future of video with Loic Lemeur, who runs one of Europe’s biggest Web conferences, and you get some fun video itself. Thanks, Loic, for a very fun dinner.

On Monday he’ll announce that he got lots of funding for his new company, which is building what I call “Video Twitter,” but really is more than that.

Oh, and coming soon PodTech is going to have some news of its own. I’m more excited about the future of our industry than I’ve ever been.

Written to you from Sun Microsystems where I just got a tour around some of their new community efforts. Really killer stuff.

I think this is the first public video that our new son, Milan, appears.

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  2. Robert – you look very happy. Does your face hurt from smiling so much? (I know from experience).

    Congratulations to you and Maryam.

    BTW – There is a great new Japanese/sushi restaurant out in Overlake in Bellevue (close to MS) called Koi http://www.KoiJR.com . Do you think you could mention it to your pals in Redmond?

    Awesome sushi and other delicacies for those who are not into raw fish. If nothing else, just stop by the place to see their massive indoor pond with over $50k worth of Koi ..

  3. Robert – you look very happy. Does your face hurt from smiling so much? (I know from experience).

    Congratulations to you and Maryam.

    BTW – There is a great new Japanese/sushi restaurant out in Overlake in Bellevue (close to MS) called Koi http://www.KoiJR.com . Do you think you could mention it to your pals in Redmond?

    Awesome sushi and other delicacies for those who are not into raw fish. If nothing else, just stop by the place to see their massive indoor pond with over $50k worth of Koi ..

  4. Scoble,

    I’m sure your salary has gone up. From what I hear and from people I’ve spoken with that have worked at MS, they are notoriously low paying compared other IT companies.

    Anyway, you’ve not really said anything about why you’re online 24/7. So you can chat with your friends? What does this accomplish that a phone call cannot do. So you can see them over a web cam. OK. Big deal.

    I have times when I never want to talk with people, don’t want to see them, hear from them, even give them the opportunity to contact me.

    I have a funny feeling that one day you will somehow regret making your entire life a fishbowl. Life is meant to be shared, but there has to be a modicum of privacy along with that life.

    Scoble, I suggest you try what Wil Wheaton did… take your family on a vacation and stay off the grid for one week. Take a mobile phone, but only use it for emergency use. Stay at a hotel or B&B that doesn’t offer the Internet. No TV. Read the newspaper in the AM over your coffee. Talk with your family. No extraneous distraction. I’ll bet your wife would thank you immensely for the undivided attention.

  5. Scoble,

    I’m sure your salary has gone up. From what I hear and from people I’ve spoken with that have worked at MS, they are notoriously low paying compared other IT companies.

    Anyway, you’ve not really said anything about why you’re online 24/7. So you can chat with your friends? What does this accomplish that a phone call cannot do. So you can see them over a web cam. OK. Big deal.

    I have times when I never want to talk with people, don’t want to see them, hear from them, even give them the opportunity to contact me.

    I have a funny feeling that one day you will somehow regret making your entire life a fishbowl. Life is meant to be shared, but there has to be a modicum of privacy along with that life.

    Scoble, I suggest you try what Wil Wheaton did… take your family on a vacation and stay off the grid for one week. Take a mobile phone, but only use it for emergency use. Stay at a hotel or B&B that doesn’t offer the Internet. No TV. Read the newspaper in the AM over your coffee. Talk with your family. No extraneous distraction. I’ll bet your wife would thank you immensely for the undivided attention.

  6. Wreck: actually, yes, my salary has gone up since I got online. My marriage is way better too, thanks for asking. Got a cute new kid here. But really what happened is my friends and the people I hang out with are a lot more fun. What’s more is we keep in touch now, even when we aren’t together.

  7. Wreck: actually, yes, my salary has gone up since I got online. My marriage is way better too, thanks for asking. Got a cute new kid here. But really what happened is my friends and the people I hang out with are a lot more fun. What’s more is we keep in touch now, even when we aren’t together.

  8. Scoble,

    I’m glad you’re having fun, but every other post you are expounding on “killer stuff”. None of this stuff is killer stuff. None of it. If it were, I’d be using it.

    So far, I’m not impressed with anything happening on the Web. I’m more impressed with apps.

    Being “always on” and “always connected” is not whats it cracked up to be. Exactly what are you or Patrick getting out of this other than being always on and always connected? Is your salary improving? Adding years to your life? Improving your marriage? What, exactly, is the ACTUAL POINT of being always online? To communicate with other people who also are always online? What fun is that.

    Wanna have fun with technology? Hell, you’d have more fun with ham radio. Even the astronauts are hams, and you can actually talk with them when they are in space. Beats IMing with some dork over how much they paid for Apple’s overpriced phone.

    Radio is still a good part of the future. Wireless, after all, is nothing but radio. Something to think about…

  9. Scoble,

    I’m glad you’re having fun, but every other post you are expounding on “killer stuff”. None of this stuff is killer stuff. None of it. If it were, I’d be using it.

    So far, I’m not impressed with anything happening on the Web. I’m more impressed with apps.

    Being “always on” and “always connected” is not whats it cracked up to be. Exactly what are you or Patrick getting out of this other than being always on and always connected? Is your salary improving? Adding years to your life? Improving your marriage? What, exactly, is the ACTUAL POINT of being always online? To communicate with other people who also are always online? What fun is that.

    Wanna have fun with technology? Hell, you’d have more fun with ham radio. Even the astronauts are hams, and you can actually talk with them when they are in space. Beats IMing with some dork over how much they paid for Apple’s overpriced phone.

    Radio is still a good part of the future. Wireless, after all, is nothing but radio. Something to think about…

  10. Milan is adorable. You can tell he is going to be one hell of a bright kid. Look at his face “Hey, what’s going on?” LOL

  11. Milan is adorable. You can tell he is going to be one hell of a bright kid. Look at his face “Hey, what’s going on?” LOL

  12. Loic lemeur aurait il réussi a convaincre des américains de perdre de l’argent pour qu’il s’enrichisse ? Les fonds us ne regardent pas l’historique des gens en Europe ?

  13. Loic lemeur aurait il réussi a convaincre des américains de perdre de l’argent pour qu’il s’enrichisse ? Les fonds us ne regardent pas l’historique des gens en Europe ?

  14. I was listening to hear if Milan has the Scoble laugh…

    I’m having dinner with Scott McNealy next week in NYC, has he met Milan yet?

  15. I was listening to hear if Milan has the Scoble laugh…

    I’m having dinner with Scott McNealy next week in NYC, has he met Milan yet?

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