It’s one thing to have one’s name associated with Mark Russinovich, but quite another to be quoted by Raymond Chen. I’m absolutely thrilled that Raymond quoted me in his Windows Confidential column in this month’s TechNet Magazine. This month’s column came about from internal email discussions about customers’ requests for official published Microsoft documentation about every ill-conceived idea they could possibly consider. Of course, such a library wouldn’t be feasible or desirable. Here’s the key quote:
As Aaron explained it, “There are an infinite number of places where you can choose between doing the smart thing and the dumb thing, but only a finite number of white papers documenting those instances.”
For those who aren’t aware, Raymond is a very long time developer on the Windows team who has been proactively involved in helping developers in online public forums since long before the word “blog” was invented. In addition to his Windows Confidential column, he blogs every weekday at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/oldnewthing and is the author of The Old New Thing (2007, Addison Wesley), an excellent collection of his blog postings.