Talking with long-time IBM’er

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Dr. Irving Wladawsky-Berger just retired from a long and decorated IBM career of 37 years. He’s seen it all and here we talk about the future of virtual worlds with him. Also interviewing him is Larry Magid of PodTech and CBS News.

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10 Responses to “Talking with long-time IBM’er”

  1. oconnoat.com Says:

    […] Robert Scoble talks with Dr. Irving Wladawsky-Berger about the implications of avatars and appearance in virtual worlds and the implications for cross-site identity. […]

  2. Why I love what I do « Scobleizer Says:

    […] This conversation demonstrates why I pinch myself every morning. […]

  3. francine hardaway Says:

    I have always loved listening to Irving. Just heard him at AlwaysOn talking about virtual worlds as the evolution of the Internet. So smart.

  4. Notícias do dia 7/8/2007 « Cortando a Película Says:

    […] Scoble entrevistou o Dr. Irving Wladawski-Berger, aposentado depois de 37 anos trabalhando na IBM. Segundo sua auto-biografia em seu blog, ele “era responsável por identificar tecnologias emergentes e desenvolvimentos de mercados que são críticos para o futuro da indústria de TI, e então organizava atividades dentro e fora da IBM para captalizar sobre elas.” Sempre vale a pena escutar pessoas brilhantes. Segundo ele, o futuro da internet são os mundos virtuais (i.e. Second Life), pois após vários anos trabalhando com supercomputação, ele via que a única maneira de explicar os resultados de uma forma compreensível era através da visualização. […]

  5. Second Life Quick Reference For Business Strategy : Hunter and Associates Says:

    […] I was prompted for this summary by a great interview with Dr. Irving Wladawsky-Berger of IBM, on the subject of virtual worlds. I really wanted to write about it, but I’m having trouble embedding the PodTech video in WordPress, so THAT story will have to wait - maybe tomorrow […]

  6. Second Life Works When You Pretend It’s 1993 Says:

    […] If you think of the virtual world Second Life as being like the Internet was in 1993, you have a fair sense of the development path that virtual representation has yet to travel down. And perhaps this helps to imagine just how big its future will be. […]

  7. Second Life Ages To 1997 From 1993 In One Week Says:

    […] Indeed. Look twice, and think twice, and beware of the analysts and media reports. take some time instead to read the views of the savvy inworlders, starting with Nick’s post. And listen to leading IBM virtual worlds developer Dr. Irving Wladawsky-Berger being interviewed by Robert Scoble and Larry Magid last week. Also check our Second Life Quick Reference For Business Strategy. […]

  8. Wired? Tired? Linkbaiting? I wish « Scobleizer Says:

    […] 1. Dr. Eliott Soloway on how to improve education (he was one of Larry Page’s computer science professors and was very interesting to talk with about where education is falling apart and how to fix it). 2. Mark Canter on social networking. He does an interesting job of bringing us into the social networking space. Says a TON of stuff that SHOULD have gotten Wired to react, but instead they are more interested in making fun of me and piling onto the “hate Scoble” pile. 3. Scott Klemmer is an assistant professor at Stanford University and talks with me about all sorts of geeky stuff going on inside Stanford. Human interaction design, mobile development, and much more. Remember, this is the place that started Google. Wired should have been all over this. Why weren’t they? 4. IBM’s top intellectual property lawyer held an interesting conversation with me about all sorts of stuff including open source licenses, patent reform, and a whole raft of stuff that directly affects Wired’s readership. Why didn’t they link to this? 5. One of IBM’s most decorated employees had a chat with me and Larry Magid of CBS News. Talked about virtual worlds and a few other things. That sounds like the kind of thing Wired used to be interested in. But they didn’t link to that, either. Nor did they link to a separate interview where I interview the guy who runs IBM Ventures and is one of the key strategists at IBM. 6. At the iPhoneDevCamp I interview a top game designer about emotional design and why the iPhone feels so good. Wired kind of stuff, yet didn’t earn a link. 7. VMWare just went IPO, so you’d think Wired would have linked to this interesting discussion with VMWare’s top technologist. Nah, not Wired. How about this discussion of a new programming language designed to help kids learn to program? Future Wired customers, right? Nope. You won’t have seen that on Wired Online. 8. You’d think that all the SEOs and Danny Sullivan wannabees would have linked to this interview about search engine marketing. Nope. Wired didn’t either. 9. Or maybe Wired would have linked to this interview with New York Times bestseller Tim Ferriss, who tells you how to work less. Nah, no link for that one, either. […]

  9. Why I love what I do | Just the top news Says:

    […] This conversation demonstrates why I pinch myself every morning. […]

  10. Wired? Tired? Linkbaiting? I wish | Just the top news Says:

    […] 1. Dr. Eliott Soloway on how to improve education (he was one of Larry Page’s computer science professors and was very interesting to talk with about where education is falling apart and how to fix it). 2. Mark Canter on social networking. He does an interesting job of bringing us into the social networking space. Says a TON of stuff that SHOULD have gotten Wired to react, but instead they are more interested in making fun of me and piling onto the “hate Scoble” pile. 3. Scott Klemmer is an assistant professor at Stanford University and talks with me about all sorts of geeky stuff going on inside Stanford. Human interaction design, mobile development, and much more. Remember, this is the place that started Google. Wired should have been all over this. Why weren’t they? 4. IBM’s top intellectual property lawyer held an interesting conversation with me about all sorts of stuff including open source licenses, patent reform, and a whole raft of stuff that directly affects Wired’s readership. Why didn’t they link to this? 5. One of IBM’s most decorated employees had a chat with me and Larry Magid of CBS News. Talked about virtual worlds and a few other things. That sounds like the kind of thing Wired used to be interested in. But they didn’t link to that, either. Nor did they link to a separate interview where I interview the guy who runs IBM Ventures and is one of the key strategists at IBM. 6. At the iPhoneDevCamp I interview a top game designer about emotional design and why the iPhone feels so good. Wired kind of stuff, yet didn’t earn a link. 7. VMWare just went IPO, so you’d think Wired would have linked to this interesting discussion with VMWare’s top technologist. Nah, not Wired. How about this discussion of a new programming language designed to help kids learn to program? Future Wired customers, right? Nope. You won’t have seen that on Wired Online. 8. You’d think that all the SEOs and Danny Sullivan wannabees would have linked to this interview about search engine marketing. Nope. Wired didn’t either. 9. Or maybe Wired would have linked to this interview with New York Times bestseller Tim Ferriss, who tells you how to work less. Nah, no link for that one, either. […]

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