As I assume is apparent, I work for Microsoft. I’m mostly happy here. The job ain’t perfect, but it’s not perfect in ways that I can deal with. While I’m mostly happy working for Microsoft, that doesn’t mean that I agree with everything done at Microsoft. There’s things I don’t like.
So, as far as I’m concerned, you can criticise Microsoft to your heart’s content. It’s not going to hurt my feelings. For that matter, you can make all the jokes you want to about Microsoft, our products, or our leadership. If you’re going to share them with me, though, please make them original. I’ve read /. for more than 10 seconds, so any joke involving chair-throwing is immensely lame. So make the joke, but remember that the bar is higher than the knee-jerk M$ or chair-throwing. Remember, I’ve been hearing Microsoft jokes for some time now, so you’re gonna have to be original.
In other words, I think that you’re an adult and get to have your own opinions. They don’t have to match up with mine. I don’t expect that everyone else (or anyone else) is going to look at the world in the same way that I do. It’s part of the beauty of this spinning ball we call home.