Microsoft: Typhoid Mary wants others to carry the can
Feb 16, 2011, 13:33 (5 Talkback[s])
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"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."