Had dinner and great conversation at Robert Scoble’s last night, which most of the time would be a good enough excuse for a blog post. But to add a little icing to the cake, I got to spend a few hours chatting with some really brilliant people: Fred Davis (former Editor in Chief of MacUser and Editor at PC Week!), Sam Levin (influence marketing expert and die-hard Mac pro-sumer), and Harry McCracken (current Editor in Chief of PC World).
Now we actually had a purpose for the evening beyond just hanging out and chatting (which was entertaining on its own). Our focus was to discuss OSX vs Vista, from a variety perspectives. Typically these discussions turn into nasty debates and people throw out terms incuding “monopolistic”, “egomaniac”, “incompatible”, and “blue screen”, then a fistfight ensues. Interestingly, none of that occurred. More interestingly was the lack of side-taking we as a group had.
I’m not going to give any other “spoilers” away, since Scoble video’d the whole thing, and I’m sure the edit will come out pretty well. You should be able to see it on the ScobleShow right around the Vista launch. Make sure you have the volume up, because in addition to our pretty faces, you’ll often hear Robert add some of his own thoughts into the discussion.