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The 60% Rewrite, Revisited

If you’re into technology and the like you probably heard the panic about Windows Vista needing 60% of its code to be rewritten. Squash (aka Phil Sim) has some additional insight into this story with background information about the dude who broke it, as well as some commentary about how Vista’s most recent slippage may be the worst Microsoft screwup ever, a lot of which I agree with. I’m not particularly liking January 2007 myself, as I wanted to build a machine for Vista. January’s always a bad month for me in terms of paychecks. Sigh.

You can imagine Microsoft evangelist Robert Scoble is, erm…unhappy.