Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 4th Feb 2010 20:48 UTC
Microsoft Now this is something you don't read every day. Dick Brass, vice president at Microsoft from 1997 to 2004, has written an article for The New York Times' Op-Ed section, detailing the flaws in Microsoft's corporate culture, and how they've severely affected the company in a negative way. Telling, and painful. And, in a way, very sad. Update: Microsoft responds. "For Microsoft, it is not sufficient to simply have a good idea, or a great idea, or even a cool idea. We measure our work by its broad impact."
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The "Accidental Monopolist"
by FurryOne on Thu 4th Feb 2010 23:53 UTC
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At worst, you can say it’s a highly repentant, largely accidental monopolist.

Talk about blowing smoke out your a$$! Tell that to Stac, or any of the other Companies that found their code inside Microsoft's programs. Tell it to people that ran OS/2, or BeOS, that MS crushed with their Monopoly power.

And tell it to Novell & Digital Research, and on and on and on...

Their latest trick was to stuff the International Standards Groups with their flunky partners to get their "non-standard" listed as a standard.

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