I take that as a "no"

by Volker Weber

Yesterday on Twitter:

lewisturek: Loving my new Windows Phone 7!!

edbrill: Brainwashed. RT @lewisturek: Loving my new Windows Phone 7!!

vowe: @edbrill what a stupid comment. have you even tried one?

paulrobichaux: @vowe I think you already know the answer to that.

edbrill: Has nothing to do with the phone. Do you know my friend Lewis?

vowe: @edbrill of course i do. used to work for ibm. now works for msft. so, do have you ever tried a windows phone 7 for more than an hour?

edbrill: @vowe the comment has nothing to do with the phone. It is about Lewis.

vowe: @edbrill Well, have you used a Windows Phone 7 or not?

End of conversation.


Why are you so interested in a conversation between Ed and some old collegue?
Do you know anything about their releationship?

Kind of creepy actually, feels like bordeline stalking.

Nils Halvorsen, 2010-11-20

Oh for goodness sake!!

Ed and I are good friends and I took his tweet completely in the way it was a meant... A JOKE!

In any case my MS Brainwashing Course isn't until next week!! ;)

Lewis Turek, 2010-11-20

Lewis, tell us about the progress you are making with the brainwashing. :-)

And Ed can tell us about his progress with Windows Phone 7. After all, it should work with Traveler. ;-)

Volker Weber, 2010-11-20

Does the publishing of this blog entry infer that you stature is such that an answer is required for every question you pose into a social medium such as Twitter? I'd be interested in knowing as I'd hate to offend, even if I were to be referred to as making a "stupid comment" with one of my tweets. Just asking....

Peter Presnell, 2010-11-20

Don't worry, Peter.

Volker Weber, 2010-11-20

Maybe I am taking this post out of context too and this is a joke too. But I agree with @Nils Halvorsen

Luis Guirigay, 2010-11-20

@Nils: that's what happens when you take private correspondence to the scrutinizing eyes of everybody and their cat using public media. All involved people seem to know each other. Us here maybe don't. So? If the two old colleagues take their data online they have to expect somebody has an opinion, be it what it might be.

If the guys want to conference in private about the technical details of WM7, they can just pick up the receiver or skype or use smoke signals or whatever. If they twitter, they expect comments from elsewhere. Volker comments, and, as is his way, insists to get an answer on a perfectly reasonable question. That´s all in the public, no stalking involved.

You might want to comment on the question, whether it is okay to quote something on a website that is a series of comments in a different medium, but actually, all involved people have made their profound wisdom open to the public, so why should they complain?

To keep in the image of your metaphor: Can an exhibitionist be stalked?

Armin Roth, 2010-11-21

"Can an exhibitionist be stalked?"
Love that. Brilliant.

Juergen Heinrich, 2010-11-21

"Can an exhibitionist be stalked?"

Yes, it usually is the exhibitionist that get stalked. Because the stalker can't limit his attention to a normal level, he thinks the public person is obligated to have a relationship to him/her.

Just because a someone choose to say something in public, it doesn't mean that it's okay to almost demand that you should be a part of that conversation.

And then when the other person ignores you, then you try to ignite a new discussion someplace else, without any explanation . That is creepy.

Nils Halvorsen, 2010-11-21

@Nils: Can you imagine that there is a real interest behind the question Volker asks? I'd take being ignored as an insult in whichever context. And I feel 'creepy' is a wrong term anyways for a discussion in the open space of the net we are looking at.

That's like taking a leek besides the potty. Nuff said, now to something completely different.

Armin Roth, 2010-11-21

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