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Hanselminutes Podcast 61 - Inside the Mind of Chris Sells and The Last 15 Years of Programming - Part 1 of 2

April 29, 2007 Comment on this post [9] Posted in Podcast | Programming
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My sixty-first podcast is up. In this shocking episode, I visit the home of Chris Sells and we make up a topic for the show! I suggested we talk about what programming will look like in 15 years, and Chris countered with the suggestion that we chat about the LAST 15 years first, then the next 15. We have a blast when we chat, so this show went long, almost 50 minutes, so we cut it in half so as not to waste the listeners time. Chris had a bit of an allergy to me and coughed a few times and we weren't able to fix the sound, so forgive me (and Chris) ahead of time.

Part Two will be posted tomorrow so you don't have to wait a week.

Next week I'll be at Mix, and I'll have an interview with ScottGu about Silverlight as well as some other surprises.

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Enjoy. Who knows what'll happen in the next show?

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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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April 29, 2007 11:46
Looking forward to it. :-)

BTW - it is and not :-)
April 29, 2007 12:34
Doh! Fixed.
April 30, 2007 21:43

Please give some consideration to dumping Carl and just doing a Scott & Chris show each week. The episodes where you and Chris get together are BY FAR the best episodes you've done.

May 01, 2007 7:20
Hey Scott,

This episode was really cool to listen to. I was just listening to the episode of DNR with Rory and yourself when you stated that no-one ever comments on your blog so I thought I'd try and fix that. Granted that was 2005 and times have likely changed.

What would be really cool for to do with a later episode would be to fake a conversation from 15 years in the future between yourself and Chris, talking about developing with "that .NET thing, remember that?". Step forward in time and look back at some of the things which we will get rid of. What is happening right now which will be remembered in 15 years?
May 02, 2007 17:55

Hanselmintes is awesome. You introduce me to valuable stuff every time.

This episode was nearly unlistenable...I had to force myself to listen all the way till the end - just in case something emerged. I found it neither informative nor entertaining - oh well.

Looking forward to more great podcasts that live up to the A+ rating that the prior 60 shows have earned.

Keep up the great work,
May 11, 2007 21:47
Having read Chris' WinForms book I was interested to hear what he had to say. However, the download was too slow for me and I ran out of patience :(

Maybe I'll download another time...
May 11, 2007 22:02
You might try the BitTorrent version also. I'm surprised the download was slow. I just tested it here and was getting 80k/s. What were you seeing your side?
May 11, 2007 22:04
Mike - That's exactly what we attempt to do in Part 2. We speculate on the next 15 years. Hopefully you'll like it better than James did. :)
May 15, 2007 17:50
I was getting 25-30 k/s at work. And our connection isn't too shabby because I've been able to download stuff from MSDN in minutes. From the office...torrents would be a no no :)

About the podcast itself, I have to agree with James :( I thought Chris' book was great and I like your podcasts so I really was hoping for some insight into where we might be going.

Again, as James said, great job - on both the podcasts and the information from your blog. Keep it coming.

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