Ex-Softie Spits in Redmond's Eye
When I heard an ex-Microsoft employee was busting Redmond's chops, I chalked it up to bitterness. Then I learned the critic, Don Dodge, now works for Google, and realized Dodge's primary motivation is probably arrogance.
Dodge wrote a blog arguing that Microsoft is no longer a growth company (guess he hasn't tracked its latest quarterlies) and should stop spending money on R&D. I'm sure Google would love Redmond to stop inventing new technology, but does Dodge know where a lot of this money actually goes? I do. Microsoft researchers work with top scientists and academics around the world on issues such as population growth, starvation, global warming and disease.
I'm not a Microsoft fanboy, but when the company does things right, it deserves praise.
Is Microsoft a better corporate citizen, or am I just sipping the Kool Aid? You tell me at email@example.com.
Posted by Doug Barney on 08/04/2010 at 1:18 PM