I love how often bad software companies blame their bad software problems on the biggest, baddest software factory of them all.
OK, actually, I hate it. I make a living primarily by working with the mess that their software so often is, but I’m not a big Microsoft basher (hmmmm . . . maybe that’s why I’m not . . .)
When Skype, fresh from their 48-hour no-service-for-anyone-but-really-we-swear-it’s-not-everybody debacle last week, decided to blame Microsoft for the problem, my first thought was “same old stuff”. That though lasted about a nanosecond. Skype tells us, and has now spent as long reaffirming the claim as the problem existed, that it was Microsoft’s regular monthly Windows update that crashed their software all over the world.