Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Exodus at Microsoft

I saw this link to an interesting blogpost on the front page of Slashdot yesterday.

OK, you say that's just small fry, but you've got to take notice to this story that appeared later in the day.

Ray Ozzie, chief architect of Lotus Notes, hired away from IBM by Microsoft is now "leaving" the post of "Chief Software Architect." As I understand the Microsoft culture, they are very fond of the quote from Treasure of the Sierra Madre, with an alternate predicate. I am sure they are all roaming the campus, "We don't need no stinking Chief Software Architect." It will be interesting to see if he was forced out, or if Ballmer thinks he can pilot the ship himself. Get ready for more Zunes and more Kins.

Update: 2010-10-26Ray Ozzie asks Microsoft to think about life in a "post-PC" era.

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