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Allchin's Fingers Get Him into Trouble

Jim Allchin finds himself in the hot seat again for something that emerged in court. Back in the big Microsoft antitrust trial in the late 90s, Allchin had some problems on the stand. Now the current co-president of the Microsoft Platform Products and Services Division is explaining on the Windows Vista Team Blog why he said in a 2004 e-mail that he'd buy a Mac if he didn't work for Microsoft. The e-mail came to light in an Iowa court case.

I completely buy Allchin's explanation that he was ranting for effect to get the Vista project back on track. But, geez, Microsoft as a company has probably had as many e-mails turned over to the courts as any company. You'd think he'd know better than to commit something that embarrassing to e-mail for the record.

Posted by Scott Bekker on December 12, 2006 at 11:57 AM


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