Microsoft has a reputation for adding a lot of extra info to their packaging. If you haven't seen it, the video of how Microsoft would redesign the iPod box is fun to watch (it was actually created for internal use at Microsoft to make them aware of this issue). Some are noting that Microsoft has now rejiggered the company's corporate philosophy so that it sounds an awful lot like Google's famed "Don't Be Evil." Except, when you read the actual text, you realize it's a lot wordier, and the point isn't nearly as clear as Google's. One of the more amazing things about Google's motto isn't necessarily how it guides the company -- but how its very simplicity has helped get others to keep the company in line. The motto was made public and it's obviously quite well known by plenty of outsiders -- and those outsiders react (often loudly) whenever Google does something that they consider "evil." In fact, one ex-Googler believes Google chose to publicize the slogan as a way to set a impossibly high bar to force employees to pay serious attention to it. Microsoft's "As creators of an operating system used so widely around the world, we recognize that we have a special responsibility, both to advance innovation and to help preserve competition in the information technology industry. We take this responsibility very seriously" doesn't have quite the same impact...
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