[..] Jean, who is a decent human being in my opinion, was genuinely mad that the PR droids had done the dirty downstream, and I wasnt actually that irritated. Mind you, it will be a cold day in hell before I give another friendly quote to Microsoft, since clearly their PR lizard-brains cant be trusted not to fuck with it.
Anyhow, I dont need to. If I want to say something nice Ill say it here and Box or Scoble or someone will pick it up and those guys understand that what people said is what they said, not what PR said they said. And Box and Scoble et al are rapidly becoming very important to Microsofts image, potentially more so than all that message-managing apparatus. [ongoing]