Just a quick post before I goto bed tonight.
I think Steve Ballmer probably had the most memorable line at the event today.
During an animated discussion at the Web 2.0 Summit moderated by organizer John Battelle, Ballmer took a paternal tone, saying Microsoft's own Web search technology needed improvements.
"You're just 3 years old, and we've got you in there playing basketball with a 12-year-old," Ballmer gushed and gesticulated, nearly popping out of his seat. "You're growing up quick and getting better every day, and you've got all the potential in world, and it may take you 'til you're 7, 8, 9 or 10, but you're gonna dunk and you're gonna dunk on the other guy some day, Johnny." [from CNNMoney via GigaOM].
It was actually really funny....delivered only the way Steve can do it.
Oh, and I also have a tree planted for me in Niger. It was the attendee gift from the event. This is so much better than typical conference swag.