You haven’t been able to talk to the ever-amiable Matt Cutts at a conference? Now you can see the man himself on video. Nice work!
Matt has released three videos, in which he dishes out SEO advice:
Needless to say, these appear on Google Video, not You Tube 😉
There aren’t any transcripts that I’m aware of, but Matt covers some basic SEO themes, and dispels a few myths, including: validated code probably doesn’t give you any advantage in terms of ranking.
PS: The answer to session three is, obviously, both!
UPDATE: HalfDeck has transcribed much of the content here.