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Windows Vista Delay – "Fire the Leadership Now!" Says Anonymous Microsoft Staff Blogger

"People need to be fired and moved out of Microsoft today," writes 'Who da'Punk'

"People need to be fired and moved out of Microsoft today," says an anonymous Microsoft staffer in a blog published last week. "Where's the freakin' accountability?" The unnamed blogger - who signs himself just 'Who da'Punk' - bemoans the company's breach of its promise that Windows Vista would be out in 2006.

"The good news?" he asks rhetorically. "Well, we've got plenty of time to conjure up reasons why Vista is going to be better than XP in a way that anyone can understand and agree with. Plus $500 million to spend doing it."

Who da'Punk also shares his daydream about a company-wide e-mail calling on the top managers of the Windows team to fall on their swords:

"You are our leadership. When we succeed, it is directly because of how you lead and manage your teams. When we fail, it is directly because of how you lead and manage your teams. We've had enough of failure and we've had enough of you. Drop off your badge on the way out. Your personal belongings will be dropped off at your house. Now get out of my sight."
Instead, Who da'Punk admits, the most that is likely to happen is the absence of pay rises and bonuses for the guilty.

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