Joel Spolsky: The famous blogger on software productivity

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Joel Spolsky’s blog is probably the most famous, and influential, developer-focused blog around. I sit down with him to talk about that and his software company that makes things that’ll help your development team be more productive.

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68 Responses to “Joel Spolsky: The famous blogger on software productivity”

  1. engtech Says:

    Hi Robert,

    Why is this video showing up at 2:23 and the editor’s choice video showing up at 6 min?

    Were the videos accidentally switched?

    cheers,
    et

  2. Rocky Says:

    The posted time of 2:23 is in error- the actual time is 62 minutes. It’s an anomaly.

    Rocky Barbanica
    Scoble Show Editor

  3. Rocky Says:

    The posted time of 2:23 is in error- the actual time is 62 minutes. It’s an anomaly.
    Click to play and the timeline will show the correct time.

    Rocky Barbanica
    Scoble Show Editor

  4. engtech Says:

    Ah, I see.

    So the video is probably 62:23

  5. engtech Says:

    I really enjoyed this interview.

    except for all the cat blogger bashing :)

  6. Chris Norris Says:

    Cool, this is the first Scoble show I’ve been interested enough in, from the title, to watch! Good stuff.

  7. Bruce Brown Says:

    CoPilot sounds a lot like Citrix GoToAssist, which also copes with the same “real life” network environments you mentioned.

  8. Andy Says:

    “That’s a lot of pizza, Robert.” :)

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  10. Adam Herscher Says:

    Any way to put Podtech videos on a Zune, iPod, or other mobile device so I can take them with me on a plane? I’m really eager to watch a bunch of these, but don’t have the time or patience to do it in front of my desktop computer with an Internet connection…

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  12. Robert Scoble Says:

    Adam: look for the “download” link on the page above.

  13. Adam Herscher Says:

    Doh! Thanks! The video player area captured my focus — completely missed the download links.

    Looking forward to taking this with me over the weekend!

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  15. Steve Says:

    how does one make the video bigger to view it? I tried double-clicking it. Do I have to download the video, then maximize it?

  16. Robert Scoble Says:

    Steve: yup. Downloading the video will let you make it bigger.

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  18. coRank Says:

    Joel Spolsky: The famous blogger on software productivity | ScobleShow: Videoblog about geeks, techn…

    A video interview to Joel Spolsky. I think he allways says the same things from several years ago, but they´re such interesting things you should see the interview….

  19. Jon Says:

    What happened at the end? The video fades out in the middle of the sentence. What Spolsky goodness are we missing out on?

  20. Rocky Says:

    I was wondering if anyone was going to mention that! 60 minute tape = 62 minutes:23 seconds- … then it’s lights out! :-)

    No one will ever know what SPOLSKY pearls of wisdom were missed.

    Rocky-
    Scoble Show Editor

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  24. JoeC Says:

    Anybody else find it ironic that Robert, a podtech employee, was having a shot at other startups about ‘business models’.. heh

    ‘90% advertising’

  25. Robert Scoble Says:

    JoeC: advertising is a great business model. All the newspapers, all the TV stations survive on it.

  26. anonymous coward Says:

    This is an embarrassing interview.
    Can’t this guy treat ALL of his guests adequately? He did not even know Michael Pryors name, did not prepare a couple of questions for him and basically ignored Michael. In the end he shook only Joels hand. Disgusting!

  27. Robert Scoble Says:

    Anonymous: I knew Michael’s name. I ask everyone I interview (more than 700 interviews now) “who are you?”

    I don’t prepare ANY questions. None of the questions for Joel were prepared either.

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  29. andy Says:

    why are there NO Mp3 version of the video interviews?

    I dont have time to watch it, but listen to it I would like to!

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  31. Brian Leach Says:

    I enjoyed it very much, although after about five minutes I stopped watching the video and listened to it while I went about my work.

    Several things Joel said rang true with my own company, from trying to create a utopian software company to getting to the place where the company runs well without him. I’m striving for both things to happen.

    Having read JOS for years, it was interesting to see and hear him in the present, and “eavesdrop” on a conversation between three interesting people who do what I do.

    More interviews like this one, please!

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  34. Anonymous Says:

    What was the nane of the company with the 30 inch Macs?

  35. Seb Says:

    Hi Robert. Enjoyed your interview. Just two sidenotes: Please don’t let your guests introduce themselves. It is rude. Especially when you introduce one yourself and let the other one introduce himself. And: If you say good-bye and you have two guests; don’t just say good bye to one of them.

    Please remember: No one who does an interview with Madonna would ask her to introduce herself and this is the way ANY interviewed person is to be treated. If this is not done, the message is that you actually have boring guests and you just don’t have boring guests, do you?

  36. Matthew Simoneau Says:

    I second the request for an MP3 version.

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  39. Anonymous Says:

    Three separate times there was awkward silence. Then Scoble asks “….umm, what else.”

    Gee, what good interviewing skills. And top notch editing with the fade out mid-sentence. And congrats on totally dissing the other Co-Founder. Hell, why even bring him in?

  40. Rocky Says:

    yo- 39 Anonymous-

    The tape ran out. No second tape. Was there any value in any of the last sentence? To somebody, I’m sure. The fade out was the end- that’s what you do.

    Top notch comments- thanks for watching so closely.

  41. Phill Says:

    i think your attitude to michael is just appalling. why invite someone to attend when it looks like you aren’t really bothered.

    poor interview and a wasted opportunity.

    you can’t please all people all of the time but lately you seem to be pissing a lot of people off.

    good luck.

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  66. Kent Says:

    Cant open the video…

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