The Future of Computing?.
Robert Heverly took a lot of time out to write a blog post titled "what Scoble doesn't get." I highly recommend everyone at Microsoft read it.
I want a computer with a wide range of scenarios supported out of the box. I want "average users" to be able to do things like watch a video on CNN.com. Send email. Participate in newsgroups. Subscribe to RSS feeds. Read a web page. Watch a DVD. Listen to music. Use a calculator. Instant message with friends. Play some games. And much more.
Most importantly I want these scenarios to be enabled out of the box.
I also want users to always have the latest versions of these apps. Why? Because we'll add features. Fix bugs. Improve experiences and performance. And, add new scenarios. [via The Scobleizer Weblog]
I attended the UK developer launch of Windows 95 - during which it was said (I paraphrase) "... and this bit of the sandpit here is where you developers can play...", that bit was about the size of a grain of sand. Winows 95 needed new apps to be developed, the 'official' MS view was they should do most of it, and there is this ickle, didee bitty over there for the rest of you. We wondered why we were there (on a side note, one of the presenters was very rude about Steve Jobs and was booed, he was also forced to apologise after the number of complaints that were made during the lunch break, they also claimed the sandpit analogy wasn't right, but the damage had been done by then).
And here's Scoble at it again. RSS out of the box, DVD music etc out of the box, games and much much more out of the box - and who puts everything into the box, and who wants to update those apps "we" do, which since this is Scoble, means Microsoft.
And this man is an evangelist?