Ed strikes back!
Ed has written a well considered response to my comments yesterday, the comments to his post are just as interesting. I think I learned a few useful things today:
- A lot of people think Ed has pitched his blog just right, and really appreciate the frequent Microsoft related postings. In fact Alan Lepofsky makes the point that he has had a lot of great feedback on a similar blog entry where he describes his reaction to what he has seen at TechEd. That’s great feedback for Ed and probably means that my feedback – asking for more positive information about IBM value – won’t have as much impact as I would have liked.
- My commenting system (actually Blogharbor’s) is not very easy to use
- I should have been more careful about the way I made my points, I mixed up two issues in my post which definitely confused the resulting comments
- As David DeWell points out, an Email to Ed would probably have been better than a Blog post, however it would probably not have generated as much discussion
There are some other useful comments:
- Brian Benz pointed out that I had referred to Robert Scoble in the past tense, which I had not really noticed. I had done this because I felt that his departure from Microsoft meant that the nature of his blog would change as he moved on to a new phase in his life, but it does read a bit strangely!
- Doug Irvine makes a great point, rather than just commenting on Microsoft, Ed might consider commenting on the Web 2.0 threat, however I think the reason Ed writes a lot about Microsoft is to offset some of the mis-information that some analysts/Microsoft are sometimes guilty of. The motivation to clear that up is more understandable than the motivation to open up a debate around the whole competitive landscape, but it would be interesting.
- Gregg Eldred believes that there is good coverage of Notes/Domino, after reading his comment I am still not really convinced, I would like to see some links to blogs that describe the products, the impact on business and the impact on the people who use them
- The Technocrat believes Scoble should have been more focussed on Microsoft news and Scoble agrees, I am not sure I do, I think that it would have become more like a blog of press releases. Although I agree that Scoble’s blog is not a corporate blog, however it was a blog that talked a lot about corporate blogging
- I also liked the quote : When people ask me if IT is exciting, I tell them, “IT is kind of like working in a fireworks factory, if things get exciting, you’re doing something wrong.”
- David DeWell tells me to defend my position and to post on my own blog, well I did post in my comments, but just for David I took the time to write another summary post as well.