What happens when you take the man in charge of the world’s most-used operating system and ask him to talk about the future? Not a lot when that man is Steven Sinofsky.
Ina Fried from Cnet today posted an interview she did with Sinofsky, asking him about Windows 7 and Microsoft’s plans for the future. Full credit goes to Ina for mentioning the Translucency vs Transparency memo that Mary-Jo Foley published in her book. Josh over at Windows-Connected has the translation out of corporate-speak, which in summary equates to:
“i iz keeping it on lockdown, kthxbai.”
The reason for our mentioning this over here in the online services land is that Sinofsky is also the chief of Windows Live. Oh dear. While we can see some rational behind his corporate disclosure policy for Windows, unfortunately we stand on the total other side of the fence when it comes to the Internet.