07.24.09

Fill the (Microsoft) Blank: “I Don’t See Any Potential for Us to _________ This Year.”

Posted in Finance, Microsoft at 8:15 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Summary: More rumours about Microsoft layoffs following abysmal results

MARY Jo Foley has a speculative post about more Microsoft layoffs (large drops in revenue and profit may require it). Therein she quotes Microsoft’s CFO, but there are missing bits of text. She then asks herself, “So does all that mumbo-jumbo translate to no more layoffs? Probably — at least for the rest of this calendar year. But not definitively….”

Mary Jo Foley believes that Chris Liddell said, “I don’t see any potential for us to lower our expenses for the rest of this year,” but other bits of text could occupy the missing part. It is left for people’s imagination to decide whether Microsoft will suffer the pain it inflicted upon others over the years, using violations.

“We should whack them [Dell over GNU/Linux dealings], we should make sure they understand our value.”

Paul Flessner, Microsoft

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4 Comments

  1. DiamondWakizashi said,

    July 24, 2009 at 11:57 pm

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    Mary Jo Foley has a score of 2 in the Free Software Credibility Index, not a good source for an article.

    Yggdrasil 2084 Reply:

    Agreed. Only having a value of 2 is as bad as having a swastika on your blog profile. Good catch.

  2. Dylan McCall said,

    July 25, 2009 at 1:58 pm

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    Errm, do you have a source for that quote at the bottom? I would be really interested to know. Those kinds of underhanded tactics really suck, but I don’t want to go around spouting second hand bullshit when people ask me why I don’t like Windows.

    Yggdrasil 2084 Reply:

    You’re not asking the right question. The question is, “Why are you using an unrelated quote out of context?” And the answer is, “Because relevant or not, in context or not, it simply fits with the theme of making Microsoft look bad.”

    For me, I wonder why you would be upset with underhanded tactics from Microsoft, yet tolerate them from someone who is reporting the news to you?

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