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John tanks MS Stock Price


May 16, 2006 11:10 PM PST


As some of you already know I left Microsoft a few weeks ago after working on Vista for the last couple of years. I knew that some people might not understand this decision, but I could not have predicted how strongly Wall Street would react to this news. The day after my departure the stock fell sharply and still has not recovered.

I would like to take this time to publicly respond to the recent rumors floating around the web, and allay any unnecessary fears regarding the future stability of Microsoft Corporation. Regardless of what you may have heard, Steve and I did not get into a fight over Vista’s internal architecture. I categorically deny any allegations of name calling, chair throwing and keyboard kicking. These things simply are not true. Furthermore I would like to state for the record that I left Vista in good and capable hands. They will be fine without me, honest. And finally I want to make it clear that I still believe in Vista, and have no doubt that it will be rock solid and delivered on time.

So please everyone, just calm down, buy more MSFT stock and be happy.

-Move along people, there’s nothing to see here.

Comments (6)
Paul, May 17, 2006 01:56 AM:

As the shareholders rode the stock down, I heard a faint chorus of "Wheeeeeee!"

GW, May 24, 2006 11:57 AM:


J, May 24, 2006 12:16 PM:

Of course MS also gets rid of stack ranking and brings back perks after John leaves.

Wheelson, May 31, 2006 02:09 PM:

Thanks to the decline in MSFT stock I can no longer afford to get that third ivory backscratcher I've had my eye on.

John, June 15, 2006 01:54 PM:

Bill took it kinda hard:

Gates stepping down.

J, June 15, 2006 05:54 PM:

Man, what is Ballmer still doing there?

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