Exclusive lunch with Robert Scoble and Bill Gates

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This is probably Microsoft’s biggest CES ever with Windows Vista shipping in a few days and Bill Gates met with bloggers from Engadget, Gizmodo, Kotaku, PodTech.net, and Joystiq for a wide-ranging interview about everything from Bill’s speeding tickets to software that’ll take full advantage of multi-core processors.

Bill Gates keynote and other info are up on the Microsoft at CES site.

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118 Responses to “Exclusive lunch with Robert Scoble and Bill Gates”

  1. Gates video is up « Scobleizer - Tech Geek Blogger Says:

    […] Gates video is up Our lunch meeting is now up on ScobleShow. […]

  2. Steve Wilhelm Says:

    Another interesting interview with Bill Gates.

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1570088833224980251

  3. CES today: Scoble catches up with tech bloggers & Bill Gates « Living with Geeks Says:

    […] Check out his cool group conversation. […]

  4. Nofan Says:

    AWESOME!! we

  5. Graham Elliott : Robert Scoble et al. Chat Will Bill Gates Says:

    […] Tim Wragg just sent me this video of Bill Gates having a “fire side” chat with Robert Scoble and a bunch of other bloggers at The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) … Lots of talk about future digital lifestyle directions, media center, xbox etc. etc. (as you would expect from CES). […]

  6. Nofan Says:

    Good Awesome! But name one person in the world who would call that a lunch? It was kind of like a group conversation as the comment number 3 said

  7. Ryan Says:

    Scoble got put in his place. LOL. Be numeric Bob!

  8. macbeach Says:

    This is the most relaxed I’ve ever seen Gates, who to me often comes off as trying to avoid risking a misstep. I think his new “soon to be retired” mode suits him well… no longer has to pretend to be on top of every product roll-out schedule, can focus on really big “philosophical” outlooks etc.

    Same reaction to the short CNet interview where he came across more as an end user than company Chairman.

    Also, nice that I can finally play your videos with one click on a Linux machine. (I’m downloading the On10 video in the background which will need some diddling no doubt to play.)

  9. Delicate Genius Blog » Blog Archive » Bill Gates chats with Bloggers Says:

    […] Check it. […]

  10. Le Codorblog: Is IT a Game or is IT real ? Says:

    Billg Meets the bloggers…

    Que l’on aime Microsoft ou pas, c’est toujours passionant d’ecouter Bill Gates, ce mec a la tete dans le futur. Scoble et qques autres bloggers ont pu discuter avec lui et le podcaster pendant 40 minutes au CES. For Geeks…

  11. Julian On Software » SST > SuperFlash Technology Says:

    […] In plain English, Superflash is flash memory cards but smaller, cheaper and longer-lasting. Gates mentions Superflash in his conversation with Robert Scoble.           0 votes | […]

  12. mavX Says:

    A lunch? Come on! He didn’t even bring a pizza! 18 billion bucks and no change? :)

  13. CrunchGear » Blog Archive » Scoble, Others, Visit With Bill Gates, Vista Begins to Kick Ass Says:

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  14. Herschel Says:

    Robert,
    What is the name and model of the recording device that got Gates attention?

  15. dave2k.org » Blog Archive » A sit down with the Bill. Says:

    […] http://www.podtech.net/scobleshow/technology/1309/exclusive-lunch-with-ces-bloggers-and-bill-gates […]

  16. Herschel Says:

    After the first 24 minutes the interview goes into a video of Cirq doing a great show. Where’s the rest of the Gates interview? Oh yea, I’ve been to that Cirq show and I know you are not surpose to video record it either. Bad Scoble. Bad Scoble.

  17. Herschel Says:

    Sorry, in the previous comment I said 24 minutes — it is actually 42 minutes. The Gates interview got cut off.

    HH

  18. Gates driving more then 100 MPH « Messaging….. Technology…… Life….. Says:

    […] Gates driving more then 100 MPH Filed under: blogging, Microsoft, Scobleizer — joshmaher @ 11:30 am Robert’s organized interview with Bill Gates is one of the best that I’ve seen/heard of Mr. Gates in a long time. He is very open, comfortable, and able to talk about any technology or business topic the five bloggers throw at him….I highly recomend the time listening to it! […]

  19. maurice atkinson Says:

    well done. i liked it and was good listening to bill being interviewed and getting his views. as one of the worlds most influential person it was good not to see people trying to put him on the spot and get one over on microsoft.

    one question though “he IS the face of microsoft - who are they going to bring on when he has gone?”

    cheers

  20. Gamerscore Blog : Bloggers Meet with Bill Gates Says:

    […] Bloggers Meet with Bill Gates Yesterday, Joystiq, Kotaku, Engadget, and Gizmodo, and our friend Scoble, got to have lunch with Bill Gates.  Read their writeups on their blogs. Joystiq: Our lunchtime chat with Bill Gates at CES Kotaku: The Bill Gates Interview Wrap-Up Engadget: A lunchtime chat with Bill Gates at CES Engadget: Me and Bill Gates: Talking ‘Bout Porsches, Breakin the Law, and Small “Gadget” Jokes ScobleShow: Exclusive Lunch with Robert Scoble and Bill Gates Filed Under: Events, Blog, Podcast, Community […]

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  22. Xbox cheat x box cheats 360 xbox360 » Bill Gates on the 360, IPTV, convergence Says:

    […] Chris Grant of Joystiq (he’s the handsome lad pictured above), along with Engadget’s Ryan Block as well as folks from Kotaku, Gizmodo, and ScobleShow, sat down with Bill Gates at CES yesterday to talk about, well, everything. The group covers issues like net neutrality, vertical integration, and of course, the xbox 360. On the 360 side of things, Bill evokes memories of the 1990s as he declares the 360 as controlling people’s living rooms. With the introduction of IPTV, it would seem that the 360 has finally become the “set top box” holy grail that was sought after in the last decade of the 20th century. Gates also reveals that the majority of Microsoft’s often touted 5 million xbox Live subscribers are of the Gold variety. Other topics discussed include digital distribution, Microsoft’s future, and why the 360 will have a larger downloadable library than the PC. It’s a good read and 360 fanboys would do well to check it out. For those averse to the printed word, check out a video of the conversation at ScobleShow. […]

  23. domelhor.net Says:

    Entrevista colectiva com Bill Gates…

    Entrevista colectiva com Bill Gates, feita por R. Scoble, algum do Engadget, Gizmodo, Kotaku … como anteviso do discurso de abertura da MS no CES…

  24. Matt S Says:

    Hey, this is not exactly on topic, but I would like to be able to link/embed this movie, and automatically forward to a particular point on the timeline. Something in the URL or Flash params, like start=35m21s or similar.

    Any thoughts on that? www.bloggingheads.tv has that feature, they call it a “dingalink”.

    Cheers, Matt.

  25. The Only Republican in San Francisco Says:

    Bill Gates on net neutrality…

    Gates gives an interview where he lays out the stakes of the net neutrality debate. This is interesting because Microsoft has businesses in both content and infrastructure….

  26. rob friedman Says:

    were microphones an after thought?
    kinda hard to hear the audio in the video even at full volume…

  27. Kwiat Says:

    You might wanna buy a second camera. That would make watching more comfortable. I know, that’s expensive… but probably it’s worth the investment. Thank you for scobling!

  28. Robert Scoble Says:

    Kwiat: a second camera is not possible in these situations. I didn’t even know I would be able to get Christopher Coulter in to run camera until just a few minutes before the interview started (I thought I’d have to run camera).

    Rob: that’s a $900 Sennheiser shotgun microphone you’re listening to. They weren’t an afterthought. It’s very hard to microphone something when you have no idea ahead of time what will happen (and, when, you just can’t get a group of people mic’ed beforehand).

    I’ve listened to it, though. Get some amplified speakers. It’ll cost you $20. If you have such speakers you’ll be able to hear.

  29. Martin Says:

    Price of the mike won’t help you at all, if the mike is too far from the source of the sound. Much better getting a $5 tie-neck mike on the suit, than a 1600$ Sennheiser on the other side of the hall. Even better: get a wireless quality tie-mike and you are sure to get good quality. Bill wouldn’t have minded, and all of you would have gotten good sound.

    That said, a lot could still be fixed in post. You don’t need your audience to buy new speakers, just boost the sound prior to posting the video. Or use some sound cleaning, like soundsoap, to clean it a bit.

    And as far as camera goes, I would at the very least switch off the auto exposure, and get a good exposure on the face, and then leave it there.

    Not meaning to come across as this critical dude, just some thoughts on how to improve the audience’s experience. (Hey, this was an interview with the world’s richest guy. Radio Shack just wont do.)

  30. G-Town Talks » Blogging Beats Podcasts (for me) Says:

    […] In an effort to continue learning, I really listened to Chris Lehmann and Will Richardson’s podcasts. Hate to say what others so often do, but I never have taken the time (note I didn’t say that I don’t have the time) to listen or watch. I also watched Robert Scoble’s PodTech video interview with Bill Gates. […]

  31. Born On the Web » Blog Archive » links for 2007-01-10 Says:

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  32. Pro Game News » Our lunchtime chat with Bill Gates at CES Says:

    […] At CES yesterday afternoon, I had a unique opportunity to chat with Microsoft’s Bill Gates. I was joined by Ryan from Engadget — as well as Brian Lam from Gizmodo, Brian Crecente from Kotaku, and Robert Scoble from ScobleShow (and formerly of Microsoft) — to talk with Bill about the evening’s keynote announcements, including IPTV and the Xbox 360’s hastening transition into the mythical convergence box. Engadget’s posted images and a transcript of some of the bigger topics, including vertical integration in the Zune and Xbox 360, DRM, net neutrality, and Microsoft’s direction after Bill’s eventual departure. Not content with the greatest hits? Catch the whole thing on video at ScobleShow. […]

  33. the tweney review » Blog Archive » CES 2007 highlights. Says:

    […] Biggest coup: Brian Lam’s lunch date with Bill Gates. Together with Scoble, Ryan from Engadget, and a couple others. The bloggers have arrived. […]

  34. Hans on Experience Says:

    Scoble interviewing Bill Gates…

    Link to the video and to Robert Scoble’s posting. Robert Scoble has lunch with Bill Gates. I think this rocks! Bill is even looking at the digital voicerecorder which Robert is using for his podcast. A really relaxed Bill Gates. And more people …

  35. LinkerX Says:

    I love that Bill set you strait about “global warming” you and 99% of the world really need to get your numbers strait. Most of the people that complain about it do not truly understand what is going on and it was a stupid dig to try to hit him with.

  36. Will’s Blog - Excuse me for a moment… (Venting) Says:

    […] I watched the PodTech/Scobleshow Exclusive lunch with Robert Scoble and Bill Gates last night. The content was great, and I would really like to thank the folks that got it to happen.  Gates adds some interesting commentary on the whole Net Neutrality thing, and gets stuck […]

  37. Martin Says:

    …coming to think of it, next time you interview Bill, give me a call and I’ll try to help on the technical side.

  38. Rodrigo Says:

    Good interview. Just for fun, as a wrap up question, next time you interview Gates asked him what was the last line of code he wrote and what was it for.
    Cheers

  39. King of News » Blog Archive » A lunchtime chat with Bill Gates at CES Says:

    […] So yes my good pal Chris Grant (of Joystiq) and I got a chance to briefly sit down with Robert Scoble, Brian Lam, and Brian Crescente to chat with Bill Gates before his annual CES keynote. We couldn’t include everyone’s questions here (for the full video go check out ScobleShow), but we’ve got a full transcript of our questions spanning such topics as the advantages of vertical integration in the Zune and Xbox 360, DRM, net neutrality, and Microsoft’s direction after Bill’s eventual departure. You know, the light stuff. […]

  40. Just how well did Engadget do last Tuesday? » Ryan Block Says:

    […] Which brings us to misconception number two: this 10m page number. It’s not 10m pages, it’s actually more than 10m but hey, if we’re going to “be numeric” as Gates says, then let’s. Again, we quoted that traffic was “into 8 figures”, counting the rest of the Engadget network (Mobile, HD, Japanese, Chinese, and Spanish) and that’s even more still. I’m not going to discuss numbers, but I was very proud of what we accomplished, and I’d have been proud if we only did 10m. […]

  41. Paul’s Blog » Blog Archive » Sigh, the iPhone Says:

    […] And people think Microsoft is evil? C’mon, at least Microsoft blogs, and gets down and dirty and talks to the ‘plebs’ at CES, which is something I don’t ever recall Steve Jobs doing… […]

  42. Hank Says:

    I love how he ripped you a new one when you asked about power management and the environment but then couldn’t site any numbers or facts to support your claim.

    Hopefully that will teach you to stop asking stupid questions.

  43. Robert Scoble Says:

    Hank: you totally didn’t understand why he ripped me, but it wasn’t because I made any claim.

    I was just trying to ask him what Microsoft was going to do to decrease the amount of power that computers use in the world. I didn’t word it quite right.

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  47. On linking, editorial » Ryan Block Says:

    […] First, I have to be clear: I like Scoble, and I dig his work. He’s in both my personal and professional feeds. More importantly, I consider him a colleague and a personal friend; I’ve invited him into my home, I’ve worked together with him, and I look forward to knowing him in the future — which is partly why I was taken aback today when he accused us (and just about everybody else on the block) of conspiring not to link to other blogs (namely, his blog). […]

  48. China Internet Blog Says:

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