Joe Wilcox of Microsoft-Watch.com comments on Bill Buxton’s Keynote at MIX09:
Bill Buxton 'Mix'-es It Up
Bill Buxton, principal researcher for Microsoft research, stormed the Mix stage. What a start! … The 60-year-old showed that excellence knows no age, and that Baby Boomers can teach something to tech-savvy Gen Xers and Net Gen-ers … Bill roamed the stage like a caged cat. He has a stereotypical mad scientist look, and he rambles like one, too … I love this guy.
The 60-year-0ld showed that excellence knows no age! What a revelation!
Joe then makes this comment:
But was Bill being a Baby Boomer or does he understand something essential about the tactile nature of design?
What does ‘being a baby boomer’ mean? Does it mean that you’re brainy and insightful – or anarchical and wacky? Can’t you be both?
What do you think Joe thinks he thinks?
To help you decide, here’s Bill Buxton presenting at MIX09:
And here’s someone presenting who (according to Joe, I’m guessing) is simply ‘being a Baby Boomer’:
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