March 1, 2005
Quoted in Business Week
General 0 Comments December 12, 2017
OK, it wasn’t the magazine, but I did get my name in a Business Week Online column.
Stephen Wildstrom wrote in a 2/24/2005 Help Desk column, Microsoft Slips a Plug in a Patch about Microsoft’s release of a Messenger update and how it changes your home page to MSN if you don’t deselect the option during setup. I didn’t agree with his characterization of this behavior as browser hijacking (even though I do agree that it would be better if the default was to not change the home page), since every Messenger update exhibits this same behavior, and it states very clearly what it will do during the setup.
Check out More on Microsoft’s Patch Work for the entire article.