Friday, May 06, 2005

Dinner with Microsoft

I went to my first London Geek Dinner last night and I will certainly be going again.

I learned about the bash from Microsoft's Sean Alexander, who I think was instrumental in putting it together as he was passing through London on the way to Greece with his wife. There were quite a few Microsofties from the UK Media Center team there as well.

It was held in the Nakon Thai, and - of the unassimilated - I was sitting opposite Ian Forrester and next to Julian Guppy.

It was good to get a chance to natter away about my Tosh Qosmio G10 with people who might possibly understand what I was talking about, and to see - and fondle - a selection of the new media knick knacks that are in the pipeline.

I also got some hints that IE7 will be RSS aware. That will be a huge boon. Everyone was tight lipped about Longhorn though.

I was surprised and delighted at the end of the evening when Microsoft picked up the tab. Although this morning - having learned what a hit it is chez Alexander - I have splashed out �33.05 on a Microsoft Fingerprint Readerso maybe we are just about even on the deal.

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