Follow up to Geek-Speak
Okay, a couple of days ago I posted about the Jon Udell thread over on Scobelizer, and his recent comments on blogging from Word 2007. This led to a very interesting conversation with Jon, who was kind enough to reply here to my comments.
One thing he said that really caught my attention was this:
“This would be an interesting experiment: Find a civilian (non-geek) friend, and watch the Knowledge Navigator video with that person. How does he or she react? Hopeful and inspired? Or jaded and cynical? I fear the latter but I’d like to be proven wrong.”
Soooo…I sent the following email, with a link to the video, to some friends and co-workers and asked them to comment (see the email below.)
I’ll post the replies, below, as they come in.
Take a look at the video and tell me what you think.
Wondering if I can ask you a favor? I am currently conversing with one of the guys at Microsoft on my blog, and I told him that I would contact some friends and co-workers to get their opinions.
Below is the link to a video by Apple, titled the “Knowledge Navigator.”
If you can take a look at this and then let me know how you feel about it.
Based on your current computer experiences, do you feel that this is something you can look forward to, or is it just marketing hype?
Hopeful and inspired? (ie: I think this is the future of computer technology and I look forward to it.)
Jaded and cynical? (ie: This is sci-fi hooey, it’s what the computer industry/Hollywood promises to get my money, but what I get is glitchly and time consuming, and more money than it’s worth!)
Your honest opinion and any comments would be greatly appreciated!
Just FYI, you get a lot of junk in your email inbox, but this is a chance to speak directly to the powers-that-be and maybe make a difference in the next generation of computer technology. I know that sounds grandiose, but it might just be true.
Please forward this email to anyone you think might be interested in commenting.
If you have received this email by mistake, my apologies!