Engineering Culture

Scoble has been talking about Microsoft’s engineering culture recently.

Don’t miss Ballmer’s question here: “[You’ve got to ask] could Google do whatever it is they’re hoping to buy without paying $1.6 billion?” That’s Microsoft’s engineering culture coming through. Clearly Ballmer believes he can build YouTube for less.

Engineering culture is just another word for pride. Arrogance. Why try and beat the people who are clearly the best? Why try and beat people at a game you’ve never played when that’s all your competition plays?


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4 Responses to Engineering Culture

  1. drakar says:

    Microsoft is already trying to compete with YouTube – MSN Soapbox is in private beta or something at the moment. I predict that it will be a dismal failure, just like all of their other attempts to beat the earlier and better efforts (MSN Spaces, Live Search, etc). Not to mention the Zune.

  2. Ed says:

    and Season Three has been craaaaazy

    and i’m buying GH2 as soon as it comes out

    good luck =P

  3. rickp says:

    j00 ho-kay mang?

    j00 comes to visit when j00 needs to, j00 knows this.

    Anyway, miss seeing ya post, and really sincerely looking forward to next time you come visit. Hope things are going okay.

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