"Kempin has been a problem child for Microsoft for
years. This is a guy who lost his hunting license earlier this year
for allegedly using his SUV as a weapon (as in ramming antelopes
with his car instead of shooting them).
"Kempin once told me he had written into his contract a
stipulation that he didn’t have to talk to the press. And no
wonder: Kempin, more than just about anyone else at Microsoft, knew
where the manufacturer bodies were buried.
"But Kempin’s main claim to fame is that he did more than
just about any Microsoft executive (with the possible exception of
Bill Gates) to get Microsoft hauled into federal court on antitrust