Many of you will recognize the title – borrowed from "Enterprise 2.0 a Crock" Dennis Howlett.
Needless to say I was quite interested in his discussion with David Terrar, who is more of an E20 fan.
Hm…hard to watch. Dennis is too loud while David is barely audible. I kept on turning the volume up and down, until I quit after a few minutes. But it’s not just the technical issues. It’s a long video for the message it delivers, and I hate to admit but it could not glue me to my chair for 8 minutes.
His opinions and sometimes abrasive style aside Dennis is a great analytical thinker, but he is (as I suspect all of us are) simply more organized, more concise in writing. Simply more convincing – or thought provoking – and definitely easier to "consume" in writing, than this video-torture. So now you see where my title comes from. If Dennis says E20 is a crock, then I say so is video. It’s simply not the best medium for a lot of messages.
But I am not picking on Dennis. Here’s a video by Allen Stern of the CenterNetworks fame: