On Microsoft's Feeble Fortune-Based Nastygram to Red Hat
May 15, 2007, 23:15 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ashlee Vance)
"Microsoft has lost its guts. Maybe they're on the floor of Bill
Gates's 'think week' cabin.
"Chairman Gates owned a steel sack once upon a time. You all
remember the missive deriding computer hobbyists as software
stealing criminals. 'I would appreciate letters from any one who
wants to pay up, or has a suggestion or comment,' Gates wrote in
1976. 'Nothing would please me more than being able to hire ten
programmers and deluge the hobby market with good software.'
"It would seem that Microsoft now relies on the likes of Fortune
to perform scoldings..."