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Microsoft: Typhoid Mary wants others to carry the can

Feb 16, 2011, 13:33 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Varghese)

[ Thanks to Sam Varghese for this link. ]

"Passing the buck is a game at which Microsoft is adept. In the computer security industry, one needs to have tons of chutzpah to hold others responsible for one's own security stuff-ups.

"The good folk at Redmond possess this quality in spades.

"Probably the best example of chutzpah that I can recall came from a young Bill Gates many years ago when the company was getting off the starting blocks. As Paul Allen, the other co-founder, had also taken up a job as head of software at MITs, the maker of the Altair, Gates argued that since he was working for Microsoft only and Allen was dividing his time, he (Gates) should have 64 percent of the founders' shares and Allen should only get 36 percent."

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