From: Josh Cohen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Jul 04 2000 - 19:22:27 PDT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joachim Feise [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Monday, July 03, 2000 5:26 PM
> Cc: FoRK
> Subject: Re: [NYT] Microsoft to Reward Its Technical Elite
> Chris Olds wrote:
> > > Charles Thacker
> > > ... and was granted an
> > > honorary doctorate from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.
> > >
> > > Butler Lampson
> > > ... and an honorary doctorate from the
> > > Eidgenoessische Techniche Hochschule, in Zurich, Switzerland.
> The MS executives don't seem to know that these names refer to the same
> University. I guess if they knew they would have standardized
> on either the English or the German name (using the English name would
> also have eliminated the typo in the German version).
> Or Thacker and Lampson have the names on their resumes in this way, and
> Ballmer just got it from there.
> Ok, enough nitpicking for now ;-)
My money is that ballmer himself nor any executive had little
to do with the editing of the bios..
For anyone on this list who speaks or does panels or any
recognition, my experience is that typically you end
up working with a PR flunky to edit your own bio and make it sound pretty.
The editor of the enclosing document or program usually
just does a cut and paste on you...
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