Waiting for Mini-Microsoft's Response to Scoble
Because I enjoy and learn from the give-and-take between Microsoft bloggers, I hope Who da' Punk, the anonymous Microsoft blogger behind Mini-Microsoft, will respond to Microsoft Technical Evangelist Robert Scoble's April 24, 2006 post headlined How Microsoft can shut down Mini-Microsoft."
Mini wants to "slim down Microsoft into a lean, mean, efficient customer pleasing profit making machine!."
Scoble's post is about ideas and proposals that would make Mini-Microsoft unnecessary rather than literally shutting it down. The day when a blog such as Mini-Microsoft is unnecessary at Microsoft is in the distant future. Success tends to breed satisfaction and the tendency to rest on one's laurels. No company, especially an established one, can afford that luxury. That's where the company rebels come in. They should be embraced rather than scorned. Scoble does not scorn Mini. He tells why in the post.
For my response to Scoble's headline, see " Scoble's Proposal for Shutting Down Mini-Microsoft."
By the way, I'd rather get news about Microsoft from Mini-Microsoft and Scobleizer than from Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer. Why? Although they take opposite approaches to Microsoft failures and successes, each blogger seems to care about the company and engages in a conversation with readers that often generates informed, and sometimes spiteful, responses from readers. The writers also can get riled up. I think that's called being human.
In other words, they are not oracles but provocateurs, listeners and responders.