In the good ole days of COM, I didn’t have the platform or the audience to let anyone know that COM was a technology only a mother could love. So unusable and arcane–it was elitist.
Now when I blog, I’ve gotten response from project managers at Microsoft. Jeffery Snover (a PM for powershell) replied to one of my posts with my notes about batch versus .net code versus powershell. And now, after getting thoroughly ticked off after a few days worth of work and couple of dollars trying to implement Infocard/Cardspace, I got a response from Kim Cameron, the PM for Infocard–(detailed, even!)