Scobleized in the ‘Burgh

Photo_011806_006Robert Scoble is in town for a few days, and I had a chance to meet up with him at the Pittsburgh Bloggers gathering last night.  Since it was his birthday the group had a cake and very special gift for him (see the picture).

It was nice to finally meet the man behind the blog.  True to geek form, the moment I mentioned that I was a Tablet PC user, he produced the tablet enabled OQO from his jacket!  I gave it a whirl for a few minutes; pretty nice product.  Scoble and I both agreed, however, that it was out of our price range to purchase.

This was also the first meeting I attended that was put together by the Pittsburgh Bloggers group.  A small community, but they all seemed pretty energized about blogging.  I met bunch of new folks there, and will probably add their group onto my growing list of affiliations.

The best part of this event, however, was the post that Robert made about his Pittsburgh experience.  He pretty much nailed the challenge this town has, and the legacy it must not betray.