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