Gates talks to employees, causes furor

via [Scobleizer: Microsoft Geek Blogger]

Sara FordĀ got a four-word email from Bill Gates (in response to an email from her) and apparently this is cause for celebration, skepticism, and general up-roar-ary. That's extremely disturbing. Gates' is the boss\^h\^h\^h\^h ... er... "Chief Software Architect" of a 50,000-person business. A technology business. Quite frankly, everyone who's worked at the company for (say) more than a year ought to be able to get in touch with him and expect a response. Yes, he's the world's richest man and no doubt has a schedule chock full of calls with Oprah, Bono, and the rest of the Illuminati, but come on, people. Something's wrong if the majority of Microsoft is so isolated from Gates' capabilities that getting an ACK from him is cause for comment.