Chutzpah!

Accelerating the Delivery of Longhorn?. In an interview with ActiveWin, Microsoft Group VP Jim Allchin said: “We recently announced that we’re going to accelerate the delivery of Longhorn by removing dependences on things like the new file system.” Just goes to show one man’s delivery by the stated due date (2006) is another man’s “accelerated” delivery date. [Microsoft Watch from Mary Jo Foley]

The epitome of chutzpah is spinning the decision to cut major features from Longhorn to meet pre-announced shipping date as ‘accelerated delivery!’ That is, it is accelerated over the slipping date that they were not going to tell us! Wow!

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