"Matt" <matt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
I don't expect it would take much to know more about OS than nearly all
the senior execs at Microsoft.
That's why there's often people who manage "business" and other people who
manage the technical aspects of a company. But it's ridiculous to believe
for one second that there aren't some very, very smart technical people
working at Microsoft.
Oh, I wouldn't dispute that. For instance I find now that Allchin has
some very impressive technical accomplishments, also that he came from
poverty, also that he didn't much want to work at MS but was convinced
by Gates to join.
Another one was the Turbo Pascal guy, who joined MS and designed .NET or
I don't see that their occasional technical excellence justifies their
habit of attacking standards.
The Turbo guy was a perfect fit because he already had a history of
extending standards so as to create lock-in.