25 thoughts on “Microsoft VP corrects his quote about Google

  1. I’m not misrepresenting anything, Scoble.

    The post that you point me to says that someone else says there wouldn’t be a product released. (No kidding) But we’d find out more — whatever that means.

    But you didn’t correct anything. And I don’t interpret a “product release” to be an “announcement.”

    However, you did say there would be an announcement. Several times over several days.

    This is a fact.

    Also, you claimed the iPod packaging parody was produced by Microsoft, which is bullsh!t. Plain and simple. And that’s not a misquote.

  2. I’m not misrepresenting anything, Scoble.

    The post that you point me to says that someone else says there wouldn’t be a product released. (No kidding) But we’d find out more — whatever that means.

    But you didn’t correct anything. And I don’t interpret a “product release” to be an “announcement.”

    However, you did say there would be an announcement. Several times over several days.

    This is a fact.

    Also, you claimed the iPod packaging parody was produced by Microsoft, which is bullsh!t. Plain and simple. And that’s not a misquote.

  3. Actually Donald, the value of a blog is that you can repair damage. Unfortunatly, the person in question does not have a blog and was corned too make a comment on another persons blog. Qustion in play was the author of the comments really the person who is defending themselves or not ?? I only see a name with a url which pointed back to microsoft.com !!

    So its a little dubious if that was a genuine corrector (by the person) or not- yes he is being called in – now what ??

  4. Actually Donald, the value of a blog is that you can repair damage. Unfortunatly, the person in question does not have a blog and was corned too make a comment on another persons blog. Qustion in play was the author of the comments really the person who is defending themselves or not ?? I only see a name with a url which pointed back to microsoft.com !!

    So its a little dubious if that was a genuine corrector (by the person) or not- yes he is being called in – now what ??

  5. If you’re misquoted, often it’s best to just let it go. No matter how hard you try, not only are you going to peeve of the journalist(s), but you’re not going to get much sympathy. I think the value of blogs isn’t that you can try to repair damage, it’s that you can more carefully think about what you’re saying and be your own publisher! :)

  6. If you’re misquoted, often it’s best to just let it go. No matter how hard you try, not only are you going to peeve of the journalist(s), but you’re not going to get much sympathy. I think the value of blogs isn’t that you can try to repair damage, it’s that you can more carefully think about what you’re saying and be your own publisher! :)

  7. Scoble,

    Quit misrepresenting things when you say he was misquoted. He is covering his butt in that entry but nowhere does he state that he never said those things.

    You act like a crazy marketing droid.

  8. Scoble,

    Quit misrepresenting things when you say he was misquoted. He is covering his butt in that entry but nowhere does he state that he never said those things.

    You act like a crazy marketing droid.

  9. Like the way you msiquoted yourself when you said their would be an Origami announcment on Tuesday?

  10. Like the way you msiquoted yourself when you said their would be an Origami announcment on Tuesday?

  11. But Robert, the Demarc line of conversation was crossed..read Neils comments “What I did say is that we are committed to investing in R&D aimed at providing a search service, initially in the US in six months, that performs better than the current industry wide standard of one in two urls being connected to the subject of the original query”

    – this certainly shows that he has crossed over the great pond on what MSFT is doing in the US market place. Is this the corporate strategy to insert foot in mouth and then remove it when shit hits the ceiling ??

    Tell the unvarnished truth and tell it always – Period. Like you say– one always represents the company either offshore or onshore or off job or on job !

    He made a mistake and just have just ‘fessed up. what is happening is “corporateese” in play.. lip service in other words.

    No and showin him the door is not the right thing to do. He just throw down the gaunlet and gosh.. I wish their were others with balls like his – then search markets will become a real interesting space. After all “performs better than the current industry wide standard” is a honurable commitment which needs intensive backing from HQ !

  12. But Robert, the Demarc line of conversation was crossed..read Neils comments “What I did say is that we are committed to investing in R&D aimed at providing a search service, initially in the US in six months, that performs better than the current industry wide standard of one in two urls being connected to the subject of the original query”

    – this certainly shows that he has crossed over the great pond on what MSFT is doing in the US market place. Is this the corporate strategy to insert foot in mouth and then remove it when shit hits the ceiling ??

    Tell the unvarnished truth and tell it always – Period. Like you say– one always represents the company either offshore or onshore or off job or on job !

    He made a mistake and just have just ‘fessed up. what is happening is “corporateese” in play.. lip service in other words.

    No and showin him the door is not the right thing to do. He just throw down the gaunlet and gosh.. I wish their were others with balls like his – then search markets will become a real interesting space. After all “performs better than the current industry wide standard” is a honurable commitment which needs intensive backing from HQ !

  13. I don’t think the guy was misquoted. I would say the guy didn’t properly explain enough what he was saying, although that was convoluted (according to what he posted on battele’s blog) and he shall be held responsible for this. Post mortem : show him the door.

  14. I don’t think the guy was misquoted. I would say the guy didn’t properly explain enough what he was saying, although that was convoluted (according to what he posted on battele’s blog) and he shall be held responsible for this. Post mortem : show him the door.

  15. I guess you could also see it as “say something stupid, make noise and say it didn’t happen”, too.

    I don’t think you can say he corrected a misquote. He clarified things, if anything. In reality, he even says that it was a long and detailed discussion: just because he doesn’t remember letting that line slip doesn’t mean he didn’t say it.

    Don’t get me wrong: even the cynical me doesn’t believe anyone would be dumb enough to say something like that (or something like “spam won’t be a problem in two years” :) ) but until the writer of the original article pops up and says “yep, you’re right, sorry” he hasn’t corrected anything…

  16. I guess you could also see it as “say something stupid, make noise and say it didn’t happen”, too.

    I don’t think you can say he corrected a misquote. He clarified things, if anything. In reality, he even says that it was a long and detailed discussion: just because he doesn’t remember letting that line slip doesn’t mean he didn’t say it.

    Don’t get me wrong: even the cynical me doesn’t believe anyone would be dumb enough to say something like that (or something like “spam won’t be a problem in two years” :) ) but until the writer of the original article pops up and says “yep, you’re right, sorry” he hasn’t corrected anything…

  17. Yeah that!

    Robert, I see a tiny little smiley face under your name in the logo image above did you do that? :)

    I also noticed that you are using Google Anaytics, boy would I like to take a look at your stats.

    Ever blogged about either of these things?

  18. Yeah that!

    Robert, I see a tiny little smiley face under your name in the logo image above did you do that? :)

    I also noticed that you are using Google Anaytics, boy would I like to take a look at your stats.

    Ever blogged about either of these things?

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