Dude, at home we call these type of guys “Wangsters.” Ted, you are Novell… I sat through the meetings with Mr. Hovsepian and the ELT….They know Ted is Novell. The keynote was perfect. I can imagine the preparation and anxiety that came along with the task!
I must also say that it’s obvious this guy has never been to Brainshare…..What an awesome event!!! I bet my entire career on Novell’s success. I’m booked through July project after project built on and around Novell Solutions and Software for the Open Enterprise. If he don’t like it, there’s another phrase that I would like to include….[Norm: Um…let’s keep it polite, eh? 🙂 But thanks for the love! –Ted]
As usual you did a great job with everything! Some of us know how much you do for all of us out in the real world and appreciate it more than you might realize. Let’s face it, the keynote had to be livened up and you pulled it off. Kelly and Patrick thought it was awesome and you brought attention to the Bonsai demo back at the office that it would not have gotten if you were not involved. Many birds, one Ted.
There definitely was energy during the times when you were on stage (compared to the others who shared the limelight), but somehow, things did look “un-reharsed”, there was amateurism seen wrt the people on stage (the screen, b/g graphics were commendable though)
I understand that the people behind amazing technologies like xgl cant be or neednt have amazing stage presence, but it doesnt get the point effectively either..
And you definitely were looking like a Ballmer-wannabe 😀 no offense meant