These words, I've learned since, are wrong and give an impression of Don that isn't true (I've verified this with several people who were at the party -- something I should have done before playing loose with people's reputations).
I was not at the party and embellished the story I had been told. That was wrong. It needs to be corrected.
My wife and I were talking about this tonight and she said it really sucked the way I treated Don. I agree. My quotes were used in
an article in the Register.
Anyway, Don, I'm sorry. I screwed up plain and simple.
That Register story is very mean spirited, typical British “chicken little, the sky is falling” journalistic sensationalism. Rags like the Register will not be around much longer when they need to rely on blogs as sources for stories…
If you want to see the Register's Orlowski at his "best", just look at any of the articles he's written about Google. You can almost feel the spittle flying
The cynical view is that hyping up conflicts of this type is the best way to pump up your web readership, thereby gaining more advertisers and making more money...
Wow... I like the register, but this really ticks me off. C9 is supposed to be somewhere MS people can let their hair down (so to speak), not somewhere where their comments are 'offical' Microsoft stuff... The fact that they take comments that where made
in fun and without thought and used them in this serious context kind of takes away from C9.
Each time this happens C9 will lose its real touch until we end up with a corp. monster, where MS staff has to run posts past the (evil) MS layers... sigh
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