Microsoft’s Bill Hilf clarifies some of the press he got

Microsoft had a wave of blog backlash over the past week, part of it due to quotes attributed to Bill Hilf, who a General Manager of Platform Strategy at Microsoft. Today he clarified his quotes and says “I’m sure there’s also a lot of questions about the Fortune story on ‘Microsoft versus the Free world’ – more wonderful sensationalism – and I will write on that soon.”

This is a great use of blogs. I remember Dave Winer telling me it’s one of the reasons he started his blog: to talk directly to people after his words were misquoted/misconstrued/misunderstood by the press.