Microsoft is losing Erik back to academia. Even his Wikipedia page has been updated to say he "was" an architect at Microsoft from 2000-2013. I'll miss him on C9, immensely. Bart is working in secret, Brian, ditto, and now Erik is leaving. @Charles: Exit interview??
Its really hard to find another expert interviewer as insightful and passionate as Erik was.
@Charles, this time I don't feel I can nor want to welcome change.
Call me selfish. I want Erik to keep staying at MS
Has anyone tried offering him free tie-dye kits and a supply of white T-shirts?
Who could possibly replace Erik's charismatic, intelligent persona on C9?
I understand Erik's desire to do research instead of iterative development of short-lived tech but had hoped he would stay with MSR at least, helping do language research and inspire the C# design team...
Huge loss for C9 and MS...
oh wow, that sux for MSFT. Hope to see more greatness from Erik in the future though ...
If I ran the finance world MSFT stock would be down like 20% on this news But thanks to Channel 9 for so much great content, hope the people left from Erik's team can continue to give us wonders like Rx and friends ...
That's a big blow for Microsoft, but I wish him all the best!
Hopefully the company he's moving to will squeeze his brains for more innovations, and this isn't the last we'll hear of the great Mr Meijer!
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