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  • Whittaker: Speak truth to power

    Posted on October 23rd, 2019 at 15:07 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    I just finished reading James Whittaker’s post on Medium called Speaking Truth to Power: Reflections on My Career at Microsoft.

    Wow. If you want to see What’s Really Wrong with Windows (one of my favorite topics), you really need to read this.

    If Windows was the only refuge for recycled failures — the wannabe leaders who energetically and emphatically backed Gates’ and Ballmer’s strategy that whiffed on the web, cloud and mobile — Microsoft might be ok. But the residue of the past is thick in enough places that it is suffocating the culture of tomorrow.

    Is there hope? For Microsoft, yes, absolutely. For Windows… I’m not so sure.