Wednesday, January 14, 2004

The Seattle Times: Business & Technology: Influential Xbox executive Fries resigns from Microsoft

The Seattle Times: Business & Technology: Influential Xbox executive Fries resigns from Microsoft "Longtime Microsoft executive Ed Fries has resigned as the head of the company's Game Studios division, and with his departure Microsoft is losing a popular Xbox ambassador — and prank victim.
The jokes co-workers have pulled on Fries over the years are legendary, such as when they built a wall that covered the corridor to his office while he was in Japan. Jet-lagged and unable to sleep upon his return, Fries walked into Microsoft at 3 a.m. and walked right by his hidden office.
"That was one of the better ones they pulled on me," he said yesterday.
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