Saturday, January 14, 2006
Rick Rashid: Microsoft's Right Brain
Rick Rashid: Microsoft's Right Brain: "Responding to critics who carp that Microsoft just copies others' best work, Rashid can reel off dozens of strides his team has made -- like the grammar checker in Microsoft Office, and ClearType, a display technology that produces crisper text resolution in Windows XP. Researchers also came up with spam filters that block unwanted e-mails in MSN Hotmail, a free feature that stops 3.2 billion messages a day. The steady anti-Microsoft harping is 'one of those things where people don't think it through,' Rashid says."