It can be quite safely assumed that readers of this Web site are hardly fans of Microsoft, so after some disappointing news and frustrating analysis we are pleased to show that Microsoft is indeed sinking deeper in the mud. One symbolic development will accompany the departure of Bill Gates. Its Board of Directors is now down to 9.
Microsoft Director Jon Shirley Won’t Seek Re-Election
He stayed on the board after stepping down from the executive ranks in 1990.
EU Says Governments Could Bar Microsoft From Bidding
Governments contracting IT work could conclude that Microsoft’s antitrust history constitutes “grave professional misconduct” and ban the company, according to the European Commission.
Bad behaviour might not pay off after all. █
“If you flee the rules, you will be caught. And it will cost you dearly.”