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Common Sense at MSFT

Stefan Tilkov,

Reading these two postings should give you enough reason to understand why this guy is my favorite Microsoft employee.

I honestly believe that people like Dare do a lot more to make others appreciate Microsoft than those who appear brainwashed.

On December 19, 2003 4:36 PM, shall said:

You have not justified the label “brainwashed”. Can you be more specific?

On December 19, 2003 8:14 PM, Stefan Tilkov said:

Sure. First of all, let me point out that I like Scoble a lot (without knowing him personally) - the fact that he even linked to my post says a lot about him.

Still, I have severe trouble understanding how anyone could seriously propose a classical embrace and extend strategy like this

and expect that anyone outside MS would ever agree to something like that.

You’ll never see Dare Obasanjo or Doug Purdy propose anything similar.

On December 19, 2003 8:47 PM, Robert Scoble said:

That post was a mistake. I got reamed for it widely, from both inside and outside the company. I’ve posted thousands of posts. Sometimes some of them are gonna be rotten. Sorry about that.

On December 19, 2003 8:57 PM, Stefan Tilkov said:

Robert, frankly I feel sorry for having picked you of all possible examples. My orginal post’s intention was not to insult you, but rather to express how highly I value Dare’s credibility.

On December 20, 2003 12:11 AM, Robert Scoble said:

No problem, it makes for good theater. Ever listen to a radio talk show where everyone agreed with each other? Boring, huh?