COVID-19 Changes The World – What The Tech Ep. 467

Posted on March 18, 2020 by Paul Thurrott in Podcasts, What The Tech with 2 Comments

Andrew and Paul discuss the COVID-19 pandemic and working from home and the impact of Bill Gates leaving the Microsoft board.

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2 responses to “COVID-19 Changes The World – What The Tech Ep. 467”

  1. tghallin

    Couple of comments: Re work from home. As a tech manager years ago, I had a lead developer who occasionally worked from home. When we had some critical things that needed to be completed, I would say "why not work from home tomorrow. That way you won't be interrupted by me constantly checking up on you and other distractions." As a manager I felt that if I couldn't trust you to work at home, I couldn't trust you period.

    Re: Microsoft. Before Windows and Office, we had a variety of IBM PC and other PCs (Apple, Commodore, Tandy) and their incompatible spreadsheets and word processors in use. As a member of a large company, once we standardized on Microsoft products, we shared a common set of management tools. So we did not see how it all came together. What we saw was everyone finally in sync.

    Re: how seamless your videos from home appear. I watched the Today show this morning with half the staff reporting from home. It's strange to me how such a big operation can't pull off what you all do every week (possibly from studios in your basements?) You could teach them some tricks. I really enjoy how seamlessly you flow from one studio to the other.

  2. wright_is

    The Alps is a hot spot. Apres Ski... People coming back from there have have to self-quarantine in Germany.