The Guthrie/Hanselman Conspiracy, A.K.A. "The Pair Programming Facade"
"Scott" Guthrie, "Scott" Hanselman. Coincidence? I think NOT.
I fired up Photoshop... err... I mean Expression Design to resize and black-and-white their portraits for a convenient side-by-side comparison. The results are remarkable. Add or remove some facial hair and CIA-grade "face putty", and you, sir, are looking at the exact same man!
The Truth Ain't Out There
I've asked others what they think of this conspiracy. Ayende Rahien simply stated "I saw Guthrie and Hanselman in the same room together."
In a strikingly similar statement, Oren Eini said "Look, I'm telling you, I've seen them in the same room together. I don't have time for this."
Well, okay, so at least 2 people have seen them in the same room together. My take? This "same room phenomenon" is simply a hollow ploy to discredit the conpiracy theorists, such as myself, and... well, just myself so far. Whenever Scott2
appears as both Guthrie and Hanselman, it is simply a cheap parlor trick utilizing mirrors retrofitted with a secret ultra-thin version of Microsoft Surface (written in Silverlight and powered by a MacBook Air) that "Agent S" at Microsoft Research supplied to Scott2
in exchange for boxes of Mix08 swag.