In a surprise move, VMware employee John Troyer flipped on his internet web camera and proceeded to lose his mind. Troyer is normally a cool cat who knows how to play by the rules of social media and embargoed information. He lives by these standard sets of commandments on a daily basis – and commonly conveys them to others.
We’re not sure what happened here. An isolated incident for sure. He sent out a tweet asking followers to help him test a new webcam site. That was the hook. Shortly after gaining live viewers he reached down to the floor with his right hand and grabbed the prototype backpack which he claims will be distributed at VMworld 2011. Patrons of a Lakeville, MN Caribou Coffee shop happened to be logged on to the internet when they witnessed the streaming video. A Dutch guy on the internet responded “This guy is a vIdiot. He puts his name and company in the video & leaks intellectual property.”
A TMZ correspondent was anonymously logged into the Vokle.com chat room and captured these exclusive photos of the VMworld 2011 backpack – the holy grail of VMworld swag:
This is the first photo. We can see that the prototype is black and red with white emblem stitching.
Clearly this backpack says “VMworld 2011″
Inside the backpack will be a pocket designed to hold an iPad. Not shown is a drink container on the side.
VMware is aware of the quality feedback on last year’s backpack stitching. This year’s will be better and should hold up for the long haul.
The straps are padded for maximum comfort needed during a 4 day conference. There was also some mention of headphones but those details are unclear.
This is the color red but we’re unsure of the final color until Mr. Troyer leaks more info.
** Of course I’m just having fun here. John is a swell guy and I know he didn’t break any rules – I’m really looking forward to VMworld. Thank you John for the impromptu preview of the VMworld 2011 backpack **