I had lunch with Robert Scoble at Microsoft today, and it was great. I had originally tried to meet up with Jason Gordon, in the Windows Mobile group, but he’s on vacation this week. But Robert was available, and was gracious enough to invite me over to Building 18 in Redmond to geek out a bit.
I showed him some of the cooler things that I can do with my Dell Axim x50v – true VGA mode, watching TV rips that are automatically downloaded by BitTorrent/RSS. He came to the same conclusion as I did after watching an HDTV rip of a TV show from last night on the Axim’s gorgous VGA screen – who really needs a Portable Media Center? 😉
I took some video with my new MiniDV digital camcorder before and after lunch, just cruising around campus. This was my first visit to Redmond, and the Microsoft campus is a)very large b)quite beautiful. I love the Northwest, though, so I may be a little biased. I’m playing around with editing the video now, and if any of it turns out to be interesting, I’ll post it up here later.
Anyway, it was great to get to talk with Robert, about the blogging community, how we build relationships, and getting excited about doing cool stuff with technology. Thanks, Robert, for taking the time to meet with me. I’ll be in touch!
Oh, and thanks for the pizza, too. The cafeteria we ate at (not sure what building, but it was behind Building 18) had a very interesting design, and was way cooler than I expected a corporate cafeteria to be. Definitely cooler than the one I eat in most days. 😉