I’m going to go ahead and apologize for my tone yesterday (bad day). I’m sorry, I flew off the handle a bit.
To explain (not excuse) my reaction, I have a deep respect for Cory and usually even if I disagree with one of his points I respect where he’s coming from. The phrasing of “Microsoft will not comment on the matter.” seemed unfair and inflammatory, compared to “Microsoft has not commented on the matter.”
The way it was worded played into a narrative that “evil” MS is in collusion with big bad China. That might be sexy, but it’s much more reasonable that there was a glitch in their programming somewhere. Yes, they are being glacial in fixing it. MS has a reputation for being glacial to do anything.
I appreciate that when this was slated to post, it was early morning in France, which makes it the dead of night on the West Coast of the US. Realistically while this could look bad publicly, from a business standpoint it probably doesn’t merit rousing folks from their beds to remedy immediately and issue a statement.
Again, I’m sorry I flew off the handle yesterday. The way I phrased my comment was inflammatory and inappropriate.