Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Geeks Just Don't Get Humor (Even When It's Their Own)

I'm listening to Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen being interviewed on the "APM: Marketplace" podcast:
Interviewer: You actually talk a little bit about what you perceive as a culture of mediocrity at Microsoft. And you quote a guy who is a senior manager there saying "Yeah, I'd like to take every fourth person at this company and take them out and shoot them and we'd be much better off."
Paul Allen: Well, he was speaking metaphorically...
Interviewer: Of course...

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