Departures happen for many reasons in diverse organizations. A large outfit like M$ has its share. The 32 mentioned at eWeek interest me. Only 2 have no/little hair and only 2 are women. Presuming this is some kind of statistical sample of M$’s staff, I come to the alarming conclusion that youth and women are fleeing M$. That bodes ill in a society where more than half are young or female.

From a technological perspective the age or sex of the staff may be of little relevance but it is one more sign that M$ has lost its way if that other OS was to be the standard in operating systems. It is relevant that while some of the refugees have given decades of their productive years to M$ they see no future for themselves there. Freedom does have value in all our lives.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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2 Responses to Departures

  1. Dann says:

    I can see why Pogson said women.

    Statistically, women make up so little of the IT populous that having even 2 women leave is a major concern.

    Although it depends where they are leaving from, as marketing and sales tends to be more gender-balanced than actual development, engineering and technical fields.

    Looks like M$ will be nothing but old people refusing to change. So nothing will change, really.

  2. Ray says:

    Nah, it’s mostly young people and men, when only 2 of them are women.

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