Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Scary Thought: Is Scoble Mini?

After reading this post - How Microsoft can shut down Mini-Microsoft - yesterday, I had a very disturbing thought.

In the middle of the night, after putting down the camcorder, relinquishing his SmartPhone and stopping his SecondLife game, Robert goes down to basement of his home, knocks three times on a bookcase, and pulls on his signed copy of "Business @ the speed of thought". The bookshelf moves forward and spins around, unveiling a dark room with a single AMD black computer on it. (possibly running Linux, or maybe even, gasp a customized MacBook Pro)

His usual smiling face is replaced with a scowl that could only be described as...(slightly - punkish)


Hmmm - am I far off? As from the description "(Mini is an anonymous blogger, who generally talks about things that Microsoft is doing wrong, and/or that he wants to see improved. His motto is to, by slimming down Microsoft, make Microsoft a more lean profit-making machine)."

Scoble is always talking about making Microsoft better.

Mini talks about bad policies. Scoble just talked about "Bureacracy. Politics. Committeeisms. And too much centralization of power and decision making authority."

And then when you read his "I have a dream" speech and the way the two sites just love each other...hmmm.

Scoble spins positive. Mini spins negative. Two sides of the same coin?

Then again - is it possible that two people at Microsoft would actually share the same beliefs that they both work for a company that will one day achieve "A guaranteed Terabyte of Internet-based storage space for EVERYTHING and for EVERYONE running Windows in the world."

Nah...why would Bill hire like-minded people? Only a guy like Steve would do that.

Note: I say this never having met Robert (or Mini but who has) but definitely respecting the way he blogs. No disrespect intended.

1 comment:

Garrett said...

Nah, I don't think Mini's Scoble. Their ideas on how to make MS better may complement each other, but I don't think they match well enough to draw that conclusion