Microsoft realigns

In an email to employees Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer explained how the company is realigning. It damn near put me to sleep.

  • Colin Mattson

    It’s a miracle they manage to put out anything as good as Windows Azure or Xbox in an institutional culture that also produces… that.

    • Moeskido

      XBox had to be specifically protected from that.

  • GTWilson

    It’s like slashfic for narcoleptics.

  • aeolist

    Please explain to me how this man is still employed at any company, in any position of responsibility what-so-ever. That memo was business BS speak pure and simple. No one can possibly know what the fuck it means.

    • Moeskido

      Inertia. He’s not even trying any more. Probably had this letter farmed out to three different teams, then forgot to edit it down.

  • Joy of Tech has a great comic about it:

  • Sebastian Paul

    Microsoft has about 100.000 employees.

    Looks like each of them got this mail.

    It takes about 10 minutes to read it, slightly longer if you are laughing all the time when you realize this is from the guy who writes your paycheck.

    Let us just imagine that 10% of the employees actually read it – that is 100.000 minutes (70 days) wasted on complete BS blahblah.

    What’s the hourly wage at Microsoft?

    If you add the hourly wage of the people who write this, Microsoft burned a million Dollars on this.


  • Moeskido

    I just read this thing. It’s as though he was paid by the word.

    Also, considering how many times he says things like “we must…”, he could be my Congressman. The guy who keeps reminding my neighbors of all the things he needs to do, but never does.

  • mostlyh2o

    Oh, the headline is “Microsoft realigns”! I thought at first that it said “Microsoft resigns,” and I thought it was about time.