Apparently, there's no end to the childish whining that Dave Winer (appropriately named!) is capable of. He thinks an invitation only dinner with an MS VP is un bloglike, somehow:
Microsoft's Jim Allchin had dinner with some bloggers in SF last night. It was set up by Scoble. Now, while it's true that Microsoft has embraced blogging to a greater extent than any other big corporation that I'm aware of, it's totally unbloglike to make a dinner invite-only, and keep it a secret until after it's happened.
Now, let's run a thought experiment - suppose Scoble had done it Winer's way, and just said "Dinner with Allchin" - everyone show up here! MS is a big company, and - as such - it has a vast array of suck ups and haters lying around. Somehow, I doubt that Scoble and Allchin would have been happy with an audience of "Microsoft is Evil" chanters, interspersed with sycophants. Like it or not, if you want to get useful feedback in that kind of forum, you have to limit the audience somehow.