Forwarded from: *Hobbit* <hobbitat_private> What isn't clear is how the massive effort will affect Microsoft's bottom line, because product groups will be busy learning about security--but not building products. This implies that they're just getting started, about ten years too late?? ... For the last two weeks, anyone who has contributed code to the Windows XP and Windows .Net server CDs has been stuffed "cheek by jowl" in classrooms for training, Lipner said. Yeah, that'll be a great environment to learn in. They'll all have true depth of understanding when they emerge from *that* sweat-house, right? "Not everyone needs IIS (Microsoft's Web server) by default," he said. "Not everyone uses Index Server by default. So today, those features are turned off by default." Like everyone told them to do yesterday, and the day before that, and last week. It really takes iron cojones to act like they just invented this idea. Unbelievable. Gates himself, in a May 1995 memo urging employees to concentrate on developing for the Internet, likened such efforts to turning a ship the size of the Titanic. And we all know how well *that* worked. Crunch! gurgle gurgle gurgle This analogy is really too good to pass up. Everything within sight is beautifully appointed, polished to a fare-thee-well, and all aboard think everything is just perfect. They're having a great time. Only a couple of people know that the underlying design is fatally flawed, allowing a relatively minor scrape to trash the entire thing, but of course they're not saying a word unless disaster actually strikes. _H* - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email majordomoat_private with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
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