Yet another Microsoft Anti-Discrimination blog
Well, I had to chime in. Not because I care a whole lot either way but because it's getting good. Gary Cornell chimed in..... Tobin's response was pretty interesting, one part in particular. What if Bill and Steve decided to get saved at the First Baptist Church of Redmond and became devout Christians. Would ANY of their current critics commend them if they decided to take the company into the political realm? Or would any of them laud them for personally going to and lobbying for things that were consistent w/ their new found religion. My guess is no. WE'd be hearing a lot of bellyaching (fair or unfair, there'd be a lot of it) about sticking to business etc etc.
I grew up in Miami and regularly vacationed in Key West. As such, “gay” was pretty normal to me although not the way I personally roll. I have a pretty live and let live attitude about all things gay. But the point here ins't about Gay. It's about company's taking political positions and as Gary posits, individuals doing things personally. I think G is wrong here. There is NO benefit to them doing something personally and not on behalf of microsoft because they ARE Microsoft. If they did something that pissed a group off, that group , if they chose to retaliate will do so against Microsoft either way.
I'm kinda wishing that our national preoccupation with social engineering would go away. Both sides, just stop it. But fortunately (or unfortunately depending on your perspective), I eliminated EVERY Possible chance I ever had of holding office by the time I finished my first college semester.
And I don't know, but something about this post just seems really - well- lame, even though I agree with him. Lame is the wrong word. Contrived maybe. I don't know b/c I agree with Scoble but this post just rubbed me the wrong way. Then again, this isn't the first time he's gotten on my nerves, but that's partially why I read him - because he's thought provoking. But so Michael Earls and lately Michael has been pushing out better stuff.