So, this is why Vista 7 [sic] is covered positively…
A few days ago we showed how Microsoft had essentially kicked out journalists that it does not like. A couple of days later we also came to realise that those who were ‘obedient’ received a 2,000-dollar gift. it’s a bribe by several people’s definition.
Needless to say, not everyone is happy and this new letter tells the rest.
Dear Microsoft: I’m writing in regard to your recent FREE LAPTOP COMPUTER giveaway program for members of the industry media/analyst community. It is my understanding that authors and pundits who are “friends” of Microsoft -– i.e. those who praise Windows Vista and generally write positive stories about your products and strategies –- were eligible to receive their FREE LAPTOP COMPUTER during the super-secret, invite-only workshop that you held on the Sunday just prior to your Professional Developers Conference.