Another Stanford University Startup coming September 2007

You know it as the birthplace of HP, Yahoo, Google, Sun, and Cisco, among others.

But coming in September 2007 another kind of startup is coming to Stanford University: a new Scoble! Yeah, Maryam and I are expecting a new child.

Why Stanford University? Cause Maryam’s mom has been to the hospitals there several times for various surgeries and we’ve always been impressed with their care and it’s close to work.

We learned last week that she’s been pregnant for three months and are quite excited and nervous. Big changes in lifestyle ahead.

First thing is that I’m not going to travel after Gnomedex for at least six months except for CES.

One thing we learned is we both were really nervous about talking about it here. Why? Cause there’s a great deal of uncertainty. We both know people who’ve had miscarriages and know it’s a fairly common thing. We thought we were going to have to keep this secret for a few months until we hit three months, but then last week Maryam went into the doctor and she said she was 11 weeks along. Maryam wasn’t even moody or sick, so didn’t send out the usual “I’m pregnant” gestures. Anyway, back to the usual programming here.

Comments

  1. Congratulations! We are excited and happy for you. I’ll always remember the look on Maryam’s face when I last saw her. ;-) Blessings to you and your whole family. If there’s any way we can help, please let us know.

  2. Congratulations! We are excited and happy for you. I’ll always remember the look on Maryam’s face when I last saw her. ;-) Blessings to you and your whole family. If there’s any way we can help, please let us know.

  3. Congratulations. We did something similar with our recent addition in that we choose a hospital a bit farther away but one we thought had better care. Of course, when the time came, well, that was a pretty fun drive…(fun for me at least–the wife was about to kick out the windows).

    Good luck.

  4. Congratulations. We did something similar with our recent addition in that we choose a hospital a bit farther away but one we thought had better care. Of course, when the time came, well, that was a pretty fun drive…(fun for me at least–the wife was about to kick out the windows).

    Good luck.

  5. Congratulations! We are excited and happy for you. I’ll always remember the look on Maryam’s face when I last saw her. ;-) Blessings to you and your whole family. If there’s any way we can help, please let us know.

  6. Congratulations. We did something similar with our recent addition in that we choose a hospital a bit farther away but one we thought had better care. Of course, when the time came, well, that was a pretty fun drive…(fun for me at least–the wife was about to kick out the windows).

    Good luck.

  7. Wonderous news.

    Will you be announcing gender on your blog?

    How about “Seagate” for a name? ;)

    Hope all goes well.

  8. Wonderous news.

    Will you be announcing gender on your blog?

    How about “Seagate” for a name? ;)

    Hope all goes well.

  9. Wonderous news.

    Will you be announcing gender on your blog?

    How about “Seagate” for a name? ;)

    Hope all goes well.

  10. Congratulations, Robert and Maryam! We wish you and yours all the best. My wife says that the lovable early years, are what sustain you during the teenage years. All in all, we woudn’t trade being parents for anything, even considering the teen years.

  11. Congratulations, Robert and Maryam! We wish you and yours all the best. My wife says that the lovable early years, are what sustain you during the teenage years. All in all, we woudn’t trade being parents for anything, even considering the teen years.

  12. Congratulations, Robert and Maryam! We wish you and yours all the best. My wife says that the lovable early years, are what sustain you during the teenage years. All in all, we woudn’t trade being parents for anything, even considering the teen years.

  13. Colin: heheh. Seagate has a nice ring about it but Maryam said “no!” :-)

    We won’t know gender for a few more months. Patrick didn’t show his gender until a couple of weeks before birth and he was getting pictures taken every few weeks (his mom had gestational diabetes).

  14. Colin: heheh. Seagate has a nice ring about it but Maryam said “no!” :-)

    We won’t know gender for a few more months. Patrick didn’t show his gender until a couple of weeks before birth and he was getting pictures taken every few weeks (his mom had gestational diabetes).

  15. Colin: heheh. Seagate has a nice ring about it but Maryam said “no!” :-)

    We won’t know gender for a few more months. Patrick didn’t show his gender until a couple of weeks before birth and he was getting pictures taken every few weeks (his mom had gestational diabetes).

  16. Congrats guys — the Zug’s are overjoyed for you!!

    I think the Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital oversees part of the maternity ward for Stanford — so some of the medical software training systems I work on may play a part — funny how things come together — much love

  17. Congrats guys — the Zug’s are overjoyed for you!!

    I think the Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital oversees part of the maternity ward for Stanford — so some of the medical software training systems I work on may play a part — funny how things come together — much love

  18. w00t! Congrats! :-) Before you create scobleizette.com or scobleizerJr.com, you might want to check this out: http://news.com.com/Blogging+your+baby/2009-1025_3-6164386.html?tag=html.alert
    Kind of made me start wondering if my kid will one day think I violated her privacy by blogging about her. I can envision her now in an interview down the road…”So, I see here according to your mother’s blog that as a child you had a Rainman-like obsession with color-sorting your clothes in your closet. How will that affect your work here?”

  19. w00t! Congrats! :-) Before you create scobleizette.com or scobleizerJr.com, you might want to check this out: http://news.com.com/Blogging+your+baby/2009-1025_3-6164386.html?tag=html.alert
    Kind of made me start wondering if my kid will one day think I violated her privacy by blogging about her. I can envision her now in an interview down the road…”So, I see here according to your mother’s blog that as a child you had a Rainman-like obsession with color-sorting your clothes in your closet. How will that affect your work here?”

  20. Congrats guys — the Zug’s are overjoyed for you!!

    I think the Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital oversees part of the maternity ward for Stanford — so some of the medical software training systems I work on may play a part — funny how things come together — much love

  21. w00t! Congrats! :-) Before you create scobleizette.com or scobleizerJr.com, you might want to check this out: http://news.com.com/Blogging+your+baby/2009-1025_3-6164386.html?tag=html.alert
    Kind of made me start wondering if my kid will one day think I violated her privacy by blogging about her. I can envision her now in an interview down the road…”So, I see here according to your mother’s blog that as a child you had a Rainman-like obsession with color-sorting your clothes in your closet. How will that affect your work here?”

  22. Skrocki: my kids will have to live with a blurry private life. It is a tough issue. On the other hand, any employer who asked such a question would be a good one to avoid.

  23. Skrocki: my kids will have to live with a blurry private life. It is a tough issue. On the other hand, any employer who asked such a question would be a good one to avoid.

  24. Skrocki: my kids will have to live with a blurry private life. It is a tough issue. On the other hand, any employer who asked such a question would be a good one to avoid.

  25. Congrats!
    Having a baby is incredible! My baby just turned 12yrs and I miss the newborn age :-)

    Good Luck and try not to be nervous about the pregnancy. I’m sure everything will be smooth sailing!

  26. Congrats!
    Having a baby is incredible! My baby just turned 12yrs and I miss the newborn age :-)

    Good Luck and try not to be nervous about the pregnancy. I’m sure everything will be smooth sailing!

  27. The most interesting news in this blog since you left Microsoft!
    Just kidding, congratulation to the both of you! I do not know when you had time ;-)

  28. The most interesting news in this blog since you left Microsoft!
    Just kidding, congratulation to the both of you! I do not know when you had time ;-)

  29. So glad for you guys and thrilled to be here on the day you announced the big news. And Robert, what’s this other big honor I hear … PC Mag’s Top 15 Web 2.0 Innovators … did I get that right? Brag a little!

  30. So glad for you guys and thrilled to be here on the day you announced the big news. And Robert, what’s this other big honor I hear … PC Mag’s Top 15 Web 2.0 Innovators … did I get that right? Brag a little!

  31. Many Congratulations to you both!

    I look forward to meeting the little one on many of it’s little adventures with you both!

    Yay!

  32. Maybe it is a sign:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6421053.stm

    “One of Bosnia’s three-member presidency has helped a woman in labour by escorting her car to hospital at high speed with his motorcade.

    Zeljko Komsic noticed a distressed couple driving fast near the town of Maglaj late on Saturday.

    Suad Ibrahimovic said he and his wife, Jasminka, were so grateful that they would name the baby after him.”

  33. Maybe it is a sign:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6421053.stm

    “One of Bosnia’s three-member presidency has helped a woman in labour by escorting her car to hospital at high speed with his motorcade.

    Zeljko Komsic noticed a distressed couple driving fast near the town of Maglaj late on Saturday.

    Suad Ibrahimovic said he and his wife, Jasminka, were so grateful that they would name the baby after him.”

  34. Congrats to you both!! That’s amazing news. I have a feeling your new one will be the most flickrd/twitterd/blogged little one of the decade.

  35. […] HALF MOON BAY, Calif., March 5, 2007 – Scoble Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOB) announced today that the successful merger between Maryam Inc and Robert Inc have agreed to share data through and open API and merge for a second generation hybrid product. Parent company PodTech Inc Director of Corporate Media Strategy Jeremiah Owyang responds with the following: “…The (Technology) community rallies behind this recent merger and looks forward to continues success at both parties…” end quote. Spokespersons from the Pickels and Ice cream industry quote: “Maryam 1.0 has been in stealth mode during the last 3 months for final QA testing”. During this process Robert 1.0 will be based at headquarters for a minimum period of six months post launch. The product release and announcement will take place at Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA. Additional information available at Stanford Another University Startup coming September 2007. […]

  36. Many congratulations!

    As a recently new dad myself, something I’ve learned:

    1. when your wife is pregnant, she is always right — just, don’t bother arguing. Just don’t. ;)

    2. after the baby is born, use both parents to help babysit — they’ll enjoy it, and you’ll get much needed sleep.

    Cheers
    tony @ dji

  37. Many congratulations!

    As a recently new dad myself, something I’ve learned:

    1. when your wife is pregnant, she is always right — just, don’t bother arguing. Just don’t. ;)

    2. after the baby is born, use both parents to help babysit — they’ll enjoy it, and you’ll get much needed sleep.

    Cheers
    tony @ dji

  38. First, congrats to Patrick! He gets to be a big brother, and that is a very special thing. You get to teach a sibling how to get things done, what to do and not to do, and how to sneak food into your room when you are hungry but it’s close to dinner. I want to warn you Patrick: You brother/sister will destroy you in video games. No matter how good you think you are, by the time they are playing (around 5) they will be better than you are now. Start preparing yourself now.

    Second, super congrats to you and Maryam! I’m kinda surprised you found out yesterday that you have been expecting for so long… usual the morning sickness and body pains/changes are a dead give away. My wife and I just had a baby last October, so good luck with it all.

    And don’t get too set on a hospital. My wife and I had planned to go to a specific place in the DC area, but got stuck in rush hour traffic and ended up having to call 911 to have them take her to the nearest place (Baby and mom were fine, just our baby girl was coming faster than I could get her to a hospital).

    Again, good luck! If you are in the DC area and need anything let me know.

  39. First, congrats to Patrick! He gets to be a big brother, and that is a very special thing. You get to teach a sibling how to get things done, what to do and not to do, and how to sneak food into your room when you are hungry but it’s close to dinner. I want to warn you Patrick: You brother/sister will destroy you in video games. No matter how good you think you are, by the time they are playing (around 5) they will be better than you are now. Start preparing yourself now.

    Second, super congrats to you and Maryam! I’m kinda surprised you found out yesterday that you have been expecting for so long… usual the morning sickness and body pains/changes are a dead give away. My wife and I just had a baby last October, so good luck with it all.

    And don’t get too set on a hospital. My wife and I had planned to go to a specific place in the DC area, but got stuck in rush hour traffic and ended up having to call 911 to have them take her to the nearest place (Baby and mom were fine, just our baby girl was coming faster than I could get her to a hospital).

    Again, good luck! If you are in the DC area and need anything let me know.

  40. “Live is what happens when you’re busy”… blogging about your life.

    This child is likely to be very well documented…
    in video, blog posts and podcasts.

    One thing is sure, it will be well loved and have access to some really great toys.

  41. “Live is what happens when you’re busy”… blogging about your life.

    This child is likely to be very well documented…
    in video, blog posts and podcasts.

    One thing is sure, it will be well loved and have access to some really great toys.

  42. Mazel tov and congratulations.

    If you want an idea for a name, how about Scoble 3.0?

    Big win: Not gender-specific, and totally geek-friendly. And it pays proper respect to Brother Patrick. :-)

  43. Mazel tov and congratulations.

    If you want an idea for a name, how about Scoble 3.0?

    Big win: Not gender-specific, and totally geek-friendly. And it pays proper respect to Brother Patrick. :-)

  44. Ujjal: heheh, the answer to that one won’t come anytime soon! But it’s always fun to watch a person emerge.

    Dave: Nah, I don’t want to give the kid a name that’d get him taped to a tree in high school! :-)

    Tim: tell me about it. Maryam and I just went through Europe, too, and she didn’t have many symptoms other than her usual “eat chocolate” urges were gone.

  45. Ujjal: heheh, the answer to that one won’t come anytime soon! But it’s always fun to watch a person emerge.

    Dave: Nah, I don’t want to give the kid a name that’d get him taped to a tree in high school! :-)

    Tim: tell me about it. Maryam and I just went through Europe, too, and she didn’t have many symptoms other than her usual “eat chocolate” urges were gone.

  46. Tony: Haven’t you learned yet? Wives are always correct whether pregnant or not. The consequences of not understanding that are just harsher during pregnancies. :-)

  47. Tony: Haven’t you learned yet? Wives are always correct whether pregnant or not. The consequences of not understanding that are just harsher during pregnancies. :-)

  48. Congratulations! We had our first child 16 months ago and what a wild ride it’s been. Nothing like unconditional love to rock your world, as I am sure you know.

  49. Congratulations! We had our first child 16 months ago and what a wild ride it’s been. Nothing like unconditional love to rock your world, as I am sure you know.

  50. Congratulations to you and Maryam. We’ll miss you at Podcast Expo. It will be interesting reading how you handle sticking close to home for all those months. :-)

    Being so public with your life is a hard thing to do but it does bring you much support and friendship as can be seen by the comments on this post.

  51. Congratulations to you and Maryam. We’ll miss you at Podcast Expo. It will be interesting reading how you handle sticking close to home for all those months. :-)

    Being so public with your life is a hard thing to do but it does bring you much support and friendship as can be seen by the comments on this post.

  52. Can babycasting be far behind? You two would be my choice for parents, if i’d had had a choice. With a built-in savant brother, no less, to teach me everything about Web 2.0. Enjoy serenity while it lasts.

  53. Can babycasting be far behind? You two would be my choice for parents, if i’d had had a choice. With a built-in savant brother, no less, to teach me everything about Web 2.0. Enjoy serenity while it lasts.

  54. Congratulations! This trumps the news by far of making it into the Top 50 of PC World’s most influential Web People! Congratulations again!

  55. Congratulations! This trumps the news by far of making it into the Top 50 of PC World’s most influential Web People! Congratulations again!

  56. Patrick deserves big congratulations too. Someone is going to be very, very lucky to have him as a big brother. And of course, congrats to you Robert and Maryam too. Ain’t life great!

    Jan

  57. Patrick deserves big congratulations too. Someone is going to be very, very lucky to have him as a big brother. And of course, congrats to you Robert and Maryam too. Ain’t life great!

    Jan

  58. […] Robert Scoble announced on his blog today that he is going to be a new father in September.  Congrats to Robert but even more to Maryam.  Robert now can enter into my world as a Daddy Blogger.  Yeah he had Patrick already, but there is nothing like blogging the experience.  I of course got my start in blogging as a Daddy blogger, a way of talking about my kids and what it was like to be a father of two young ones.  It was so great, I had two more kids.  My excuse was that I needed more blog fodder.  In the comments on his post, he says that Maryam is nixing any ideas of podcasting or videoblogging the event.  I know this is Maryam’s first time as being a Mom, so she gets the first one for free, but be aware Maryam, I live blogged my third child.  My wife could only roll her eyes and try to explain the blogosphere to the nurse in the birthing room.  I would have explained it but I was too busy posting and checking stats.  […]

  59. Congratulations to you, Maryam and Patrick!

    But remember … somethings shouldn’t be taped and shared on the internet … :-)

  60. Congratulations to you, Maryam and Patrick!

    But remember … somethings shouldn’t be taped and shared on the internet … :-)

  61. Congratulations to you, Maryam and Patrick!

    But remember … somethings shouldn’t be taped and shared on the internet … :-)

  62. Congrats and best wishes! Having just attended the baby shower of one very close friend, and having a business partner who’s wife is due in early June, it seems 2007 is the year for my friends to have more children!

  63. Congrats and best wishes! Having just attended the baby shower of one very close friend, and having a business partner who’s wife is due in early June, it seems 2007 is the year for my friends to have more children!

  64. In the best traditions of David and Victoria Beckham are you going to name the baby after the location of the birth and possibly sell the publicity rights to either TechCrunch or GigaOm?

    Congratulations Robert and Maryam but when did you find the time. ;-)

  65. In the best traditions of David and Victoria Beckham are you going to name the baby after the location of the birth and possibly sell the publicity rights to either TechCrunch or GigaOm?

    Congratulations Robert and Maryam but when did you find the time. ;-)

  66. Congrats and best wishes to you, Maryam, and Patrick. I suppose that if you were still at MS, you could *really* say, “The ‘Wow’ starts now.” (sorry, I couldn’t resist)

  67. Congrats and best wishes to you, Maryam, and Patrick. I suppose that if you were still at MS, you could *really* say, “The ‘Wow’ starts now.” (sorry, I couldn’t resist)

  68. Robert- Congratulations and also sorry I missed you when you were at the office recently. I was home dealing with one of my 3 babies born at Stanford…a great place to start out!

  69. Robert- Congratulations and also sorry I missed you when you were at the office recently. I was home dealing with one of my 3 babies born at Stanford…a great place to start out!

  70. Robert- Congratulations and also sorry I missed you when you were at the office recently. I was home dealing with one of my 3 babies born at Stanford…a great place to start out!

  71. congratulations to both of you =) children is such a blessing – my daughter is almost 3 now and I can’t believe how fast time goes by when you’re with family and people you love..

    a big congrats from Denmark again

  72. congratulations to both of you =) children is such a blessing – my daughter is almost 3 now and I can’t believe how fast time goes by when you’re with family and people you love..

    a big congrats from Denmark again

  73. Many congratulations!

    As a recently new dad myself, something I’ve learned:

    1. when your wife is pregnant, she is always right — just, don’t bother arguing. Just don’t.

  74. Many congratulations!

    As a recently new dad myself, something I’ve learned:

    1. when your wife is pregnant, she is always right — just, don’t bother arguing. Just don’t.