Scott Hanselman

Getting Quoted is Fun

December 31, 2006 Comment on this post [3] Posted in Musings
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It's fun to be quoted. Of course, if you're quoted, it might be because your clever, or because you just talk so much that statistically someone was bound to eventually write down something you said.

  • Raymond Chen's got a new book out called The Old New Thing: Practical Development Throughout the Evolution of Windows. If you haven't read Raymond's blog, do. Got peruse the archives now, it's gold. The book looks great and as his blog is awesome, I was asked for a quote about Raymond. I don't give quotes lightly (believe it or not) so I wanted to be thoughtful. Somehow it got into the first page of "praise for Raymond Chen."
    • "Raymond Chen is the original raconteur of Windows." - Scott Hanselman,
  • Both MikeG wrote forewords for the new O'Reilly book Windows Developer Power Tools: Turbocharge Windows Development with More Than 140 Free and Open Source Tools by Jim Holmes and James Avery. A lot of these tools are on my tools list and I wanted to make sure the book was good if I was going to include a foreword, so I was on the technical reviewers team. I had a fun back-and-forth with Jim because I was a little "crisp" about early versions of the book, but I got a nice Christmas greeting from Jim about my "crispness" and I'm glad he appreciated the way my early reviews were intended. Long story short, it's a good book, the integrated a lot of the early feedback we gave and the result is excellent. Pick it up!
  • I've been blogging, podcasting and screencasting about Cardspace, and Mary Jo Foley called me to talk about it. Kim Cameron mentioned the article on his blog. I'm very positive about the underlying protocols that make CardSpace (the Windows implementation of this suite of WS-*-ness) and if it continues to go cross platform, things are going to get better around secure identity.
    • Scott Hanselman, chief architect with Corillian Corp., a Hillsboro, Ore.-based financial-services integrator, is bullish about CardSpace’s prospects. “CardSpace is going to change it all. It’s likely the biggest thing to happen to security since HTTPS. CardSpace changes the game for consumers. It’ll take a few years, but after IE7 and FireFox and MacOSX all have CardSpace implementations – and it won’t take long – we’ll see Identity 2.0 happen,” Hanselman said.

I've been quoted a few times this month, mostly because some folks asked me for my thoughts, and partially because I won't shut up. Regardless, it's kind of cool.

About Scott

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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December 31, 2006 23:41
"because your clever"

Ha ha

Happy new year, soon...

January 02, 2007 2:03
also - you were quoted at our place on christmas. My wife got me a book about using sign-language with babies, because "you're always going on about scott hanselman".

January 03, 2007 15:10
"Crisp" indeed -- but absolutely necessary and very helpful! I said it in private, I'll say in in public now that you brought it up: Your review was a huge help in getting the book to where it needs to be. Thanks very much for taking the time out of your schedule to both review and write the foreword!

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