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June 1, 2007

You Can’t Serve Two Masters

The first rule is...never talk about SBSC Club. Oh...wait...

I was asked the following question in e-mail regarding the SBSC Challenge, which has now turned into SBSC vs. UK (I’m paraphrasing):

So, what about those of us who are in both camps?

Here is my response, in its entirety…

I could make this one of those long pep talks you see in movies like “The Lou Gehrig Story,” “Knute Rockne, All-American” or every single movie made under the banner of National Lampoon, starting with my unauthorized biography, “Animal House.”

But the real people to remember here…

The ones who truly matter…

Are those brave souls who put up with the scorn and derisive looks on the faces of enterprise IT folks whenever they enter a tech event…

Who meet monthly at grimy Ramada Inns after untold hours of trying to explain why the POP Connector is not a long-term solution…

Who gave their vocal cords at WPC 2006 for the karaoke…

And who ate breakfast and lunch in a Redmond parking lot in September, all in the name of the SBS Community!

So you do what you want…

But as for me…

I’m gettin’ my Yellow on!

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  1. This was the last thing I decided to read before heading home for the weekend and I’m glad I did. Chris, you really captured the spirit of SBSer that I love so much in this community. The cockroaches on the hotel bar tables (Susan and Andy), getting vendors to buy us dinner and drinks shamelessly and begging for just one more tee shirt from our PCM to give away to desperate soul at our next user group meeting. God bless the yellow jersey!!!

    I’ll see you in Denver!

    comment by Mark R Crall — June 1, 2007 @ 2:20 pm

  2. All Hail our new Leader!! I think this was foretold in some ancient scripture somewhere …or something like that.

    So, yellow t-shirts on and blue paint on faces it is then!

    comment by Vijay Singh Riyait — June 1, 2007 @ 3:14 pm

  3. Before you install…

    If the readme for SP2 was written like it should be it would be like this: Before you install Before…

    trackback by E-Bitz - SBS MVP the Official Blog of the SBS "Diva" — June 1, 2007 @ 8:25 pm

  4. Before you install…

    If the readme for SP2 was written like it should be it would be like this: Before you install Before…

    trackback by SBS Community Content — June 1, 2007 @ 9:14 pm

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