The ongoing saga concerning Microsoft and Google battling over Google's recent hiring of a former top Microsoft researcher has received too much attention already. However, it is amusing to find out that some of Microsoft's evidence in the case was pulled out of Dr. Lee's "recycle bin" on one of his Microsoft computers. Now you know why (other than legal issues involving Apple) Microsoft calls it the "recycle bin" rather than the "trash can." Still, you would think that someone like Dr. Lee would know (1) not to put documents concerning a job offer from a competing company on his work computer and (2) that just putting them in the recycle bin doesn't actually delete them (not even close). Apparently not, however.
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