Scott Hanselman

Tragedy! My Watch has been delayed!

January 9, '04 Comments [10] Posted in Musings
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I know that most of you, especially Mike Gunderloy, have been waiting with bated breath for the arrival of my Geek (Dork) Watch. :) Certainly it should have arrived yesterday, you say?  No no. 

 
Status: Exception

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Service Type: NEXT DAY AIR SAVER

 
Package Progress:
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Time
Location
Activity
Jan 9, 2004
8:00 A.M.
SEATTLE, WA, US
ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS DELAY
7:55 A.M.
SEATTLE, WA, US
DEPARTURE SCAN
6:00 A.M.
SEATTLE, WA, US
ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS DELAY
5:49 A.M.
SEATTLE, WA, US
ARRIVAL SCAN
4:20 A.M.
LOUISVILLE, KY, US
DEPARTURE SCAN
2:45 A.M.
PORTLAND, OR, US
ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS DELAY
12:11 A.M.
LOUISVILLE, KY, US
ARRIVAL SCAN
Jan 8, 2004
9:20 P.M.
DALLAS/FT. WORTH A/P, TX, US
DEPARTURE SCAN
7:35 P.M.
DALLAS/FT. WORTH A/P, TX, US
ORIGIN SCAN

You know what the real irony of this is?  If I had the watch NOW, I'd have been instantly notified of this delay... ;)

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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Friday, January 09, 2004 7:08:06 PM UTC
I don't know about you, but I prefer my breath bated, not baited. :)
Bad breath
Friday, January 09, 2004 7:12:15 PM UTC
:)
Friday, January 09, 2004 7:13:59 PM UTC
I thought you were kidding about the watch.

But, wow - you're *serious*.

You should be one of the first to start a user group for these things. Administrative costs ought to be pretty low since attendance should be such that you ought to be able to conduct the meetings in a phone booth.

Actually, if you were in a phone booth conducting a user group meeting for the dork watch, you could pick up the receiver and talk into it so that it wouldn't look like you were just talking to yourself. The hidden benefits are everywhere.

I'm looking forward to your reports on the experience - if they ever come out with a dork watch that isn't quite so hideous as this first generation, then maybe...

...well, best not to speak too soon. Let's just say I'll be paying attention to your impressions (since you're probably going to be the only guy out there reviewing these things (the other two guys might not have blogs (or girlfriends (ever)))).
Friday, January 09, 2004 7:23:28 PM UTC
You know, I just thought of another thing: You, Scott Hanselman, might be the dork watch's only hope.

The other two guys who bought these things are probably never going to procreate, which means that it's up to *you* to create future generations of dork watch buyers.

I hope I didn't just drop a major load of reality on your plate this morning, but this is important stuff. *You* are going to make or break this platform.

Maybe you could set an alarm on your dork watch to remind you to beget future generations (just squeeze it in between the dentist appointment and the big meeting (oh, look! it's 46 degrees outside - hey, that's neat (what are my lotto numbers? (this thing even tells me what time it is! (hey - where you going, baby?))))).

(I'm sorry, Scott - I love you, but this dork watch thing is going to be a lot of fun for the rest of us)
Friday, January 09, 2004 7:26:18 PM UTC
Plus, when do nerds get the chance to make fun of *nerds*?

I mean, when does a nerd do something so nerdy that even his nerd friends think he's crossed the line?

I better shut up, though - you might be able to set that thing to "Vaporize" for all I know...
Friday, January 09, 2004 9:33:13 PM UTC
Scott-I'm sorry, I didn't mean to laugh when I read this post. But I could't help it. Luckily I didn't have a mouthful of the very hot cocoa that I was drinking while looking through my aggregator. I hope you get your watch very soon!
Friday, January 09, 2004 10:01:23 PM UTC
Oh Scott, I'm with you on this one if no one else is. :) I'm pretty darn close to picking up one of these watches myself.. but I think I'll wait for your impressions too.

Seems the industry wants to rip them apart. I don't get it?

It's mean when nerds beat up on nerds ;D
Friday, January 09, 2004 10:17:42 PM UTC
"It's mean when nerds beat up on nerds ;D"

You're all just a bunch of dorkwatch-likers.

You won't be satisfied until these things generate personal force-fields and read you the morning news in Klingon.
Friday, January 09, 2004 11:12:31 PM UTC
Whoa, suddenly I'm a dorkwatch-liker! Well that's ok, because all my friends are dorks, and perhaps I'll be the King of the Dorks with my shiny DorkWatch UberIcon Of UltraDorkness .DORK 2004 Dork Pack 3a.

I don't think I've used any word more this year than Dork. Thanks Rory ;)
Tuesday, January 13, 2004 4:04:50 AM UTC
So, did you order the round, square or Dick Tracy dork watch?

John.
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