lenn wrote:
Sure, Microsoft employees have a responsibility not to disclose trade secrets, plans for future products, and details on business arrangements just like any other company does.

True. That's standard practise.

I found the text on Orkut now: 

"As MS software covers so many areas, it seems that there is very little that is computer related that you can discuss with a a non-MS employee -- including members of your family". /Amir.

For those on Orkut:

Scary. Before I read that I thought it would be really cool if I was ever offered a job at MS, but if I can't help my grandma install Windows, well I dunno.