I just stumbled across this internal email exchange at Microsoft during the antitrust lawsuits and I am amazed at Bill Gates' detailed email complaining about the usability of trying to download Windows MovieMaker (spoiler: he can't figure it out)
Tue, May 29, 2018 8:17pm -07:00
Suz (Squirtle's trainer)
Yuriy Dybskiy 🇨🇦
Not Fake Adam Kalsey
Have you written a
to this? Let me know the URL:
By popular demand, and since seattlepi.com is blocking EU visitors due to the GDPR, I've reproduced the PDF email thread as a web page so you can actually read it!
Wed, May 30, 2018 2:20pm -07:00
gosh, for a PDF too! Give me a few minutes to copy this to a web page...
Wed, May 30, 2018 7:18pm +00:00
451 “not available in your region for legal reasons”. ... really?
Wed, May 30, 2018 7:10pm +00:00
Ahhh another company that wants to mishandle data of everyone else.
Wed, May 30, 2018 5:37am +00:00
It's brilliant. The fact that he took time to write such a long mail is amazing and also how soft he is in his tone! No wonder he got a lot of stuff done! I want to see a video where the recipient reads this email for the first time!!!
Wed, May 30, 2018 5:29am +00:00
Wed, May 30, 2018 5:17am +00:00
Yuriy Dybskiy 🇨🇦
please stumble upon more stuff like this. Super fun read
Wed, May 30, 2018 5:00am +00:00
Cynthia Bell McGillis
A tale as old as time. 🕯
“My take is that this web-experience mess spans many groups and deliverables, that we need one person/team to own the overall picture, driving it, tracking the experience, etc.”
Wed, Jun 6, 2018 12:30pm +00:00
I rest my complaints about Windows for all time. Bill Gates made them just so much better than I ever could.
Wed, May 30, 2018 5:13pm +00:00
Description of how bad Windows UX was gave me a headache.
Email is at the bottom of the thread.
Wed, May 30, 2018 1:18pm +00:00
Letter about Windows sucking is amazing. H/T
Wed, May 30, 2018 5:45am +00:00
Bill Gates’ email is the funniest executive communication I think I’ve ever read.
Wed, May 30, 2018 5:21am +00:00