Hanselminutes Podcast 131 - Jeff Webb - The guy who lowercased Basic
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Today we reminisce with Jeff Webb about the very early years of Basic and Visual Basic at Microsoft. What was it like to work just a few offices down from BillG? When did Basic stop being ALL CAPS?
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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.
Also, I thought the episode was really interesting. There were a lot of great stories and a lot of laughs, but for some reason, you never seemed to laugh at the same time. Some sort of impedence mismatch there or something. Like you were watching two comedy movies merged into one, with one set of jokes triggering Scott, one set triggering Jeff, and the cross section being the empty set. Highly entertaining to this listener, at least. And the content was great, too.
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