Joe Wilcox analyzes yesterday's announcement that Microsoft is getting into robotics with an SDK.
Update: Channel 9 has a video with the team.
Fred Wilson got kicked off of Wikipedia for not being notable. Damn. Well, if that's the new bar, why am I still on there? I'm less notable than Fred is. That's lame. I think everyone should have a Wikipedia page. Everyone is important.
Elizabeth Grigg tries a new approach to finding a new job. She is asking startups what they are looking for.
Well, in Silicon Valley I know a startup that's hiring developers who can copy whatever Eric Rice does. Heheh.
In other words, can you make a WordPress template? Do you collect more WordPress plugins than Chris Pirillo does (last night at dinner he showed me his extensive collection) AND know how to install and use them?
Can you make a community with more audience-pleasing goodness than On10.net? (Check out their Ajax!)
And do you do that all while building an empire in Second Life?
Well, leave your blog's URL here and start the bidding war over your talent!
Mary Jo Foley has been covering Microsoft for a long time and her blog is always interesting. Anyway, yesterday Andy Plesser caught up with her and she said my new venture is going to be huge. OK, OK, will SOMEONE please turn off the hype knob?
Wrong quest, sorry Hugh.
It's the small ideas that will transform big companies.
RSS? It was a small idea five years ago. Except in Dave Winer's mind. Today it's in Sharepoint, Outlook, IE7, among other places.
Blogging? Bill Gates hadn't heard the word five years ago. Today he owns one of the most popular blog services and has 3,000 of the most-respected corporate bloggers.
Podcasting? Videochatting? Hey, Microsoft still hasn't gotten that small idea, but another big company has (that company is Apple, check out the ad that Maryam is standing next to).
Want a big idea for Microsoft? Go to BarCamp this weekend. Oh, wait, that's being held in Microsoft's SF offices. I wonder if Microsoft will get the small ideas that are gonna be discussed on its own turf? Calling Ray Ozzie, calling Ray Ozzie!
David Hornik, who owns the venture blog, asks "who owns David Churbuck's blog?" Who is David Churbuck? He's a guy who blogs about customer service at Lenovo (they bought the IBM Thinkpad line). I'm looking at buying a new laptop. Lenovo is very high on my list.
Why shouldn't I buy one?
To answer David's question: my name is for rent, not for sale.