mercoledì 24 settembre 2008

Shooting on the Red Cross

The post title refers to an italian saying, meaning "Taking aim at an easy target". You are supposed not to, but sometimes you just can't resist.

Here's a picture of Microsoft's booth at the EmTech 08

The Zune? At a conference on Emerging (and supposedly innovative) Technologies? Seriously?

Come on, you can do better than that. For instance with Photosynth, a really great application for creating and displaying high resolution pictures. But again: awful presentation. The 90 seconds "elevator pitch" doesn't sound like a great idea to me in general, but nobody managed to screw it up as much as Blaise Aguera y Arcas: a non working demo + a speech that got interrputed at mid sentence. Thank god it lasted only 90 seconds.

But all of this was swept away by the great and inspiring keynote held by Craig Mundie on thursday, of which I'm going to speak next.

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