Just a quick post to gage scattered reaction to the initial posts here (mostly in the comments, but a few out in the blogosphere).
- Some folks:
- Relative thumbs up. Thanks. (# # )
- Other folks:
- Agnostic, or this blog is border line blather, but some interesting bits and pieces here and there. (And I'm sorry, but even faint praise from Don Box is more than any mere mortal can ever aspire to). (# )
- Rest of the folks:
- You yellow-bellied anonymous-posting proto-elitist negative .NET hating whiner: ooooo, you should be fired before you even have a chance to quit! (# # )
And it seems right now the best way to get some blog-voodoo posted about you is to slam .NET and its aspiration to solve the world's programming ills. As for my boss firing me, he's cool as long as I add a disclaimer (done - yes, I had a mini-coming-out party Friday) and while I can write about policy violation if I go and manifest that into reality then I will find myself badge-less in Redmond.
But stepping back: this isn't about me. Sure, I'm involved in channeling some ideas but this messenger is one representation of concern and ideas from inside of Microsoft of how we're going through our own Bubble that seems unsustainable. I'm just not drinking the current variety of Kool-Aid. I love Microsoft and I work with the absolute best people in the world and it's because I love this company that I'm flustered with any slothful, stumbling trends. I'm pleased to consider other points-of-views and I promise that if you post to your blog your opinions and ideas (and I find them via trackbacks or such) I will compile them here.