tis hurtin'

Stayin' alive long enough can show one that the stronger some views were held to more ironic they seem now. Case in point, the Mini-Microsoft Blog and its author who goes by the name of Mini. A few years back, a smart and differently outspoken Microsoft employee--read, anonymous yet very publicized--decided to create a blog whose mission can still be read on the frontispiece:
Let's slim down Microsoft into a lean, mean, efficient customer pleasing profit making machine! Mini-Microsoft, Mini-Microsoft, lean-and-mean!
A recent visit to the MiniMsft blog has revealed the following excerpt, to which I append my comment, left at that site as well:
The looming threat of continuing RIFs and layoffs indicates that Microsoft is just too big for its leadership. It is beyond their capabilities to wrap their minds around everything Microsoft is doing. It has gotten away from them. What needs to go? Hell, I don't know even what all these people do, and you want to decide who stays and goes?
We've lived to see you write this--been waiting for a while ;-)

Now, what would you expect, Goldilocks? Of course nobody knows how many employees MSFT ought to cut! It's always been like this, too much either way. Oh well, soon we'll talk about executive compensation and I may be getting myself in trouble...

Yes Mini, dying from 1,000 paper cuts aint's easy, be careful what you wish for!

Nota Bene: There was a time I used to be a regular visitor of the Mini-Microsoft blog, check it out!