Microsoft today announced a reorg at the company. From CEO Steve Ballmer’s statement:
How about in English now, please?
I’ve seen worse corporatespeak in my day, but this is near the top of the list. To paraphrase George Carlin, words should convey, not confuse. Ironically, in the same memo, Ballmer writes:
If the first quote leads to a clear direction of any sort, I’ll eat my hat.
I can’t help but wonder that, based upon the words above, many people inside Microsoft don’t understand what’s going on, never mind why. And this can’t be the desired effect.
KISS is as true as ever.
What say you?
George Carlin Language Message Not Received Microsoft Speaking
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