Microsoft’s Deep Throat

Online Extra: A Rendezvous With Microsoft’s Deep Throat: “SURPRISE HIT. So why risk a career to vent about his employer? ‘There was a recent post by a guy who said he used to bleed Microsoft blue. That’s how I was too,’ says Mini, who does indeed have a Microsoft blue badge, the type given to full-time staff. ‘Microsoft has been wonderful to me. I really want to improve it. I really want to make a difference.’

Over the years, however, Mini says he found it increasingly difficult to affect any sort of meaningful change. As a regular employee, his was a lone voice in the wilderness. Ironically, anonymity has helped Mini become a clarion call for change. Near the top of his Web site is something of a manifesto: ‘Let’s slim down Microsoft into a lean, mean, efficient customer pleasing profit making machine! Mini-Microsoft, Mini-Microsoft, lean-and-mean!’ “

Be Sociable, Share!