You are my new hero!
Oh boy, here we go. Microsoft attacks Google on copyright regarding their book scanning project, and then takes a swipe at YouTube as well. Really dumb move! What are these Microsoft lawyers thinking? Even if they are right, which is debatable, what reaction do they expect from the public at large? This strikes me as pandering to the Association of American Publishers where the Microsoft lawyer is speaking today. Here is a transcript of his speech. The speech is actually pretty good until he drives over the cliff and starts slamming Google.
The AAP filed suit against Google for copyright infringement 16 months ago, and it is still in the courts. What is to be gained by making these inflammatory comments? Be quiet and let the courts sort this out.
NOTE: For those unaware, Don Dodge is a
All of this time, and I thought you were a lawyer? Yikes! I think it must have to do with your “say it like it is” approach to the business world (which I *GREATLY* admire, btw…), and your tendency to tackle the tough, legal related issues that most ’softies tend to steer clear from.
ADDITIONAL-NOTE: For those unaware, Don Dodge works — as a
*lawyer* — for *Microsoft*!
In a matter of what: maybe 3 years you’ve been able to acquire the talents of Ray Ozzie, Jim Hugunin, JJ Allaire, Don Dodge, and Jon Udell (just to name a few!)?
Either that Kool-Aid is *REALLY* good, or you have found *OTHER* ways to convince the best and the brightest in the industry that the “New Microsoft” is a company worth both believing in, and working for.
My bet is on the *OTHER* — but for now anyway, I’m leaving the “punch bowl theory” firmly in place as — at very least — a possibility ;-)
Oh, and to Don Dodge: Thank you.
We are all aware that mountains don’t get moved overnight. That said, if I were to wake up tomorrow morning to discover Mt. Rainier had suddenly been uprooted and moved just a bit further to the North — well, to say the least — it wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest. ;-)
Keep up the *GREAT* work!!!