As I mentioned previously, I arranged to interview Robert Scoble last night and we agreed that the interview could be podcast as part of the PR for the IT@Cork annual conference at which Robert will be speaking.
I talked to Robert for nearly an hour last night (early this morning) – he was exceedingly generous with his time. The conversation was wide-ranging, we covered the business benefits of blogging, social software (Robert’s two main topics at the conference) Robert’s job description and even the Blarney Stone (and whether or not Robert needed to kiss it when he’s in Cork to be conferred with ‘the gift of the gab’!).
In my previous post I asked were there any questions you’d like me to ask Robert and I received some good ones. I put all the questions I received to him and he answered them all – even Hostyle’s:
(I bet he wonâ€™t go near this one) Do you agree with their [Microsoft’s] dirty tactics in the past and present of disposing of competitors ala Netscape, Real Media, and the latest SCO-secret-society they are funding to smear the name of Linux?
Thanks Robert for your time and the openness with which you answered the questions.
The podcast is available for download here (13mb mp3) and is well worth downloading – there is some great advice there. I am hosting it on my own server until I get server space from someone with lots of disk and bandwidth. Apologies for the mixed quality of the audio – some (most) of it is due to my inexperience recording phone conversations and some is the fact that Robert was on his mobile.
Updated with the address of the podcast – feedback welcomed!