> I’m not challenging the quality of the hardware and software improvements; I’m pointing out the enforced bragging, which is mandated from on high, and which flies in the face of the humble stance other high-level divisions in Microsoft would like to enforce in the wake of the company’s European drubbing and the dents Apple and Google have made on its monopoly and invulnerability.
>In short, the tone of these announcements has not changed, even though the times have.
[This is a symptom of corporate culture as a whole][link]. The megacorp is constitutionally incapable of relating to humans from anything but a position above us, be it imagined or not.
[link]: http://www.zeldman.com/2010/03/16/ie9-preview/ “IE9 preview – Jeffrey Zeldman Presents The Daily Report”