Scoble Says "Microsoft Sucks"
In a massive turnaround, Microsoft mouthpiece Robert Scoble says
As reported by The Times online. Scoble has often being criticised for taking the Redmond dollar and for reporting whatever they wanted in a positive light. But now he has turned on them.
Or has he? I think he’s simply being realistic. He softens his blow by mentioning that Microsoft isn’t going anywhere – they’re full of cash and ubiquitous. So, really, if Ballmer is reading these posts looking for obedience, he won’t get it. But at the same time, it’s not a scathing blow (unless every criticism from a friend is taken that way), it’s simply a constructive comment.
However, look at the headline on The Times and compare it with Scoble’s own – “Microsoft tells MVPs â€œweâ€™re in it to winâ€ â€” Really?” and you can see the way this will all go. Rabid, foaming stories in the press which will blow this out of all proportion while Robert Scoble shrugs his shoulders and says “that’s not what I meant”. Should be fun either way.