Wouldn't you like your boss more if he could ...
"Speaking of Allchin, you've not lived until you've watched a group vice-president (Allchin owns Platforms, which means that he has ultimate responsibility for what goes into Windows - what you'd expect to be a fairly PHB role) go head to head with Don Box on the latter's preference for emacs (Allchin's apparently a vi man) and then write code live on stage in front of seven thousand geeks and a worldwide audience. Oh, and argue variable naming conventions too. Either a) the guy's been drilled to within an inch of his life or b) he's a quick re-learner (or, even more scary, c) he's more competent than about 50% of the dreck that wears the "Software Developer" badge)"
Just me (Sir to you)
Having been involved with several (non-MS) trade shows/keynote addresses/demos, I'd place a large sum of money on a) with a bit of b).
Also, the emavs v/s vi was also probably carefully arranged 'banter' to keep the presentations interesting.
Vi vs. Emacs? Variable naming conventions? How does that make him more competent than 50% of the deck? Seems like pointless cruft that has as much to do with actual software engineering as debating 'tastes great, no less filling!'
"Seems like pointless cruft that has as much to do with actual software engineering as debating 'tastes great, no less filling!'"
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Man, you guys are cynical.
If the world weren't such a wonderful place, we'd all be cynical.
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