Posted by: kurtsh | August 2, 2006

NEWS: Billg’s demo & what happened at the Financial Analysts conference

Everyone in the press is talking about the failed voice recognition demonstration that occured at Microsoft’s financial analyst meeting, bringing back memories of the 1998 "blue screen of death" demo that occured with Chris Capposela and the consumer products catastrophy at CES in 2005.  Lord knows – the press love a good ‘failed demo’.  Meanwhile Systems Engineers and Technology Specialists worldwide, from Microsoft to IBM to even Apple all cringe:  We all feel each other’s pain when demos go wrong.
It turns out that the problem was a feedback loop.  Larry Osterman explains what happened and… well… his role in failure.


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