Talk about bad timing.
The week of its big developer shindig, Microsoft faces not one but two negative feature stories in the consumer media: BusinessWeek's "I'm Outta Here" cover story about troubling Microsoft defections and Forbes' take on its Midlife Crisis.
Here's a snippet from Forbes:
"Microsoft has become what it used to mock," says Gabe Newell, a developer on the first three versions of Windows. At late-night rounds of poker with "Bill and Steve" in the mid-1980s, he says, "we laughed at IBM. They had all this process for monitoring productivity, and yet we knew they had spectacularly bad productivity. That's Microsoft now."
Goodness! How has this site-- the anonymous blog of a disgruntled current Microsoftie--eluded me so long? What a trove!
On a somewhat more positive note, those staying at the LA Millennium Biltmore this week have had several near-brushes with celebrity. Alias was filming there this week. Alas, no Bennifer sightings.