The Strange Things That Go On Behind The Scenes

I've been doing a series of video interviews for Pearson (the group behind the publishers Addison-Wesley and Prentice-Hall, among other titles), starting with a series of about a dozen or so we took at the SDWest show back in March. At said show... well... Barbara's blog says it best. (Warning--partial nudity here. Not suitable for work. ;-) )

And yes, it really did happen that way--Bjarne and Herb weren't entirely sure if having a T-shirt emblazoned with "I love C#" on it would go well with their fans, so... *shrug* I reversed it and we went on.

Of course, they *were* probably half-joking, and we *could* probably have done it without a problem... but when you're interviewing one of your childhood heroes (actually, two of them), you don't look to let obstacles stand in the way. :-)

Meanwhile, the entire series is now up on iTunes, under "On Software" (or subscribe), or subscribe to an RSS feed. More are coming, and unfortunately I can't tell you who I was interviewing this week at OSCon, or a few months ago at Microsoft TechEd, but they're all looking pretty good....

Oh, and if you have any suggestions of questions to ask these kinds of folks for these video podcasts, by all means, drop me a line--Pearson's planning a bunch more, and I can always use good ideas for questions....