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October 05, 2004

Microsoft Paradox

A fascinating comment from Liz Lawley (an assistant professor at Rochester Institute of Technology, recently invited to the Microsoft Search Engine Champs meetup):

Overall, my impression of the MS folks has been overwhelmingly positive. I find myself wondering how people who seem so bright and interesting and well-intentioned keep coming up with products that don't reflect their apparent core values. :/

I agree. Actually, to be fair, I think Microsoft products generally do reflect the bright, interesting, well-intentioned people who work on them. But at certain points their seems to be a divergence. Determining why this is so (and either fixing it, or doing a better job of explaining why it can't be fixed) may be the key challenge for Microsoft in the next 5 years.

Posted by AdamBa at October 5, 2004 11:34 AM

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