…and days spent lazily punting on the Cam
Something I am very excited about: my friends at Microsoft Research Cambridge have invited me to spend some time with them next spring/summer, and I’m delighted to accept the offer.
I can’t tell you how much I’m looking forward to the prospect of “some inventing and making, some writing and publishing” – particularly if that prospect involves colleagues like Richard Harper and Abigail Sellen, with their superb knack for asking the right questions. (Richard and Abi co-authored the wonderful Myth of the Paperless Office, a volume I unreservedly recommend to you.)
I know what you’re thinking. Gotta tell you, though: in my experience, “Microsoft Research” and “Microsoft” are two entirely different orders of beast. Trust me, it’s not nearly as odd a juxtaposition as it might seem. ; . )