Why I have a new found respect for Robert Scoble

June 14, 2006

I’ve always though Scoble was a bit of a lackey, but today I read something that gave me a new found respect for the guy, a guy who’s willing to take a (real) risk and give something a go, from Slashdot:

Q: What would have kept you at Microsoft? Money? Relocation? More Channel9 cameras/staff? Free HDTVs?

A: Actually they offered almost all of that stuff (they didn’t try the HDTV’s) and it still didn’t work cause I wanted to do something completely different than what I was doing here. I also wanted to see if I could build something from scratch. Yeah, money and being close to my son played into it too, but when I looked around I didn’t see something that would keep me excited.