Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer has the best reason for allowing his employees to blog that I've ever heard. "We trust our people to represent our company," he said in an interview on Microsoft's Channel 9. "[A blog] just touches more people."
If an organisation thinks they can muzzle their workers by preventing them to blog, they should also follow them to parties and tap their phone lines. The news gets out sooner through blogs, but it'll get out anyway.
The interview for the rest doesn't provide us with any new information. Don't blame that on the guys from Channel 9. The makers might work for Microsoft's evangelism team, the site isn't your common applause generator for anything Microsoft.
Executives like Steve Ballmer just seem to be walking databases with a company approved answers to any question imaginable. So we hear about the value of developers and new innovations coming out of Microsoft. Nothing new, but it's still the CEO of the world's largest software company saying it.
Ballmer earlier this year when he was speaking at Stanford University.
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