This week on Herding Code, it’s story time. Have you ever fallen victim to a software glitch? Are you frustrated by those green screens which are still running social security, the IRS and the DMV? Ever dealt with a medical database? Or maybe you owned a Zune on December 31, 2008? If so, you’ll want to listen in on the guys sharing tales about how software has personally bitten them in the you-know-where (and by you-know-where I mean their asses.)
Warning: Rob Conery get pulled into this show and shares a funny story of his own.
Then stick around for an extended lightning round nerd out about home media. The guys offer their opinions on the all-new (as of the day of the recording) Apple TV and then touch upon other home streaming options including Amazon, Netflix and Windows Media Center (whatever that is.) Jon entertains the idea of having computers on your TV and then the guys dig into this space’s complex business model. The show wraps with a quick review of the Windows Phone 7 RTM and Silverlight support.
- Sara Chipps, @SaraJChipps
- Rob Conery, @robconery
- Zune Leap Year Failures
- Apple TV
- Amazon Video On Demand
- Windows Media Center
- Google TV
- Extreme Chickfights
- Clay Shirky – The Collapse of Complex Business Models
- The Collapse of Complex Societies
- Silverlight Hack: Info on differences between Silverlight 3 and Windows Phone 7
- Eric Hexter, @ehexter
Show notes compiled by Ben Griswold. Thanks!
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