I’ve said it before. Robert Scoble has a hard job. He’s got the corporate muck as well as way different times when yours truly was roaming the halls of Redmond.
Uh huh, right.. The marketing/logo cops would be swarming like a pack of wild dogs on a juicy hunk of roadkill! You wouldn't survive 5 minutes.
Or how about this logo'd shirt. A nice core piece of technology happily dumped on by all concerned. Given away to all who so asked. Again, no chance you could pull this off today.
But the real secret to the world of yesterday? The real reason why the legions of Visual Basic/C++ animals coded their way all over the landscape? Why Direct-X, Active-X, MAPI, OLE, DDE, and millions of other letter combos raced across the programming globe without equal? OS/2? Plzzz..
The actual reason why no amount of fire in the fox or feeding the penguin would have helped?
Everybody was coming to our fun events and drinking this:
Oh yeah. Taste good and good for ya…
I'm inviting the Head Lemur over to kick back a few.
(Yeah, we really did make this stuff and really did give it away and really pissed off so many internal people, I lost count.)