Why YouTube is winning out over Google Video

Recently Google Video decided to allow uploads directly from the web browser, and promised that they would expedite the approval of video (it took several days last time), but it still is slower and less convenient than YouTube. I uploaded the video below to each, and within minutes, it was available on youtube, but it’s still waiting for approval on Google.

I had thought about experimenting with a video podcast using Google Video, but the slow approval simply makes it unreasonable. It might be possible to do a good one using YouTube.

Oh, and the video above? The PDP-1 video I shot again, this time with sound (bad sound, but sound nonetheless).

Another question for Microsoft…

Scobleizer – Microsoft Geek Blogger » Microsoft Word generates clean HTML for blogs?

Lots of Microsoft program managers push back and say “normal people don’t care about HTML quality.”That might be true (although we all hate it when our pages don’t display right on all browsers, or when they are slow to load) but the influentials who write reviews and tell their friends (or set up their computers) do care about such things.

Wow. I read this as a tacit confession that “lots of Microsoft program managers” actually don’t care about software quality. “Let’s just sweep this dust under the rug here, nobody will ever see it” is not the mantra of those who excel at writing good, reliable, and useful software.

The question for Microsoft: why are these people still your product managers?

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