It’s easy to lampoon Ray Ozzie’s farewell memo to Microsoft – Dan Lyons summarised it as “We suck. I quit. Goodbye.” – but the departing Chief Software Architect has made some serious points. Tech is changing, and Microsoft isn’t changing fast enough.
It’s not the easiest memo to read, because Ozzie never uses one word when he can use 80 – so we stuck it through Microsoft Word’s AutoSummarize feature to find the important bits*.