I have followed Scoble's blog for awhile. I like the fact that he puts a face on Microsoft. I spent an interesting two years working as a contractor for Microsoft as part of the Windows 2000 RRAS team. I loved it. M$ was a great place to work, the people were super friendly and the evil empire wasn't so bad. I worked on a hall that had several HP guys running HPUX, a SUN dude or two running Solaris, and an easy dozen Redhat fans, including myself with machines in their offices running various flavors of Linux. Since those days I have tried to not bash to hard on Microsoft. I saw the problems, knew what they were up against and then I saw the people and how hard they worked. I had a brief sting down at SUN land in Cali and saw the same thing. The same excitement about their products and where they were going. It's nice to see both Scoble and Alan see something that us low men on the totem pole had already figured out.