Posts Tagged ‘Microsoft’

Although many colleges are just wrapping up their spring semesters, Microsoft is already taking aim at the back-to-school crowd with a free Xbox 360 for students who buy a PC with Windows 7 for $699 or more, stating that this gives students “everything they need for a successful new school year.”  I suppose that this deal makes sense for students who would have purchased both anyway, but I can’t say that many of my students need to spend less time studying.

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John Gruber on the glut of middle managers at Microsoft:

They’ve evolved a powerful, deep bureaucracy that has lost any sort of focus on creating great products. Worse, for obvious reasons Microsoft’s management is unlikely to see itself as the problem. As Upton Sinclair said, “It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.”

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