Tuesday, February 9, 2010

“We were smoked”

That’s Microsoft’s Jim Allchin back in 2003. Good story here on CNET about how El Jobso just took Redmond to the cleaners when he unveiled iTunes. ¬†Money quote from Beastmaster Bill:

“We need some plan to prove that even though Jobs has us a bit flat-footed again, we move quick, and both match and do stuff better.”

Well, that “better” part is debatable.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Peer inside Redmond’s disaster bunker

Well, it’s more like a conference room. ¬†But there’s a specific spot on the Microsoft campus specially tasked to deal with disasters such as the terrible one in Haiti. CNET’s article is called “A view from Microsoft’s disaster central” which I initially thought referred to where the Zune was created. Or Vista.