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Microsoft = Internet’s Rectum

There are more pictures and slides from my Web 2.0 Flickr set for it, this one just happens to be my favorite. David Hornik, of VentureBlog, gave the talk, which was BY FAR the most entertaining one yet. (Update: In context, it’s not as bad as it sounds, more on the presentation)

Other highlights have been the Eric Schmidt/John Batelle interview, the presentation by Technorati’s David Sifry and Hitwise’s Bill Tancer, and of course, meeting up with Colin Daniels of the Sunday Times.

All together, it’s been a really good conference. Some of the sessions have been a little dry, but the conversations and ideas are as rich as ever. One day left on the agenda, hopefully more good stuff will come from that.


  1. Glad you enjoyed the talk. This slide is pretty abrupt without the context of the rest of the presentation. The point of the slide was to talk about points of weakness in the computer system and viruses taking advantage of those weaknesses. So for those of you who missed the presentation, this slide was a comparison of the physical vulnerabilities which HIV takes advantage of and the network vulnerabilities that web viruses take advantage of.

  2. Hey thanks for the link … David might be right that the slide is out of context alone, but it’s still funny.

    IMHO that was the best talk I heard yesterday!

  3. David, that’s true and the post has been updated. I guess there’s a reason that you shouldn’t post at 2 AM… Sometimes you leave out important details.

  4. Awesome title for a blog post; and awesome slide that inspired it!

    Reminds me of Paul Graham’s recent essay as well (“Microsoft is Dead”).

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