RE: Linux Developer gets Gong from Microsoft

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From: Matt Jensen (
Date: Tue Nov 28 2000 - 17:56:25 PST

MSFT employees and contractors get free drinks (around twenty kinds of
juices, sodas, milks, and sparkling waters), but not free snacks. Unless
you count packets of instant chicken noodle soup, and other minor items
next to the sugar and creamer containers.

(Although some kitchens have movie theatre-style popcorn poppers, and I
think they are mostly free. Lattes are generally not free.)

-Matt Jensen

On Tue, 28 Nov 2000, Gregory Alan Bolcer wrote:

> Don't ruin it for me. I always imagined MSFT employees all
> got free drinks and goodies. Are you saying the Web startup
> culture is truly dead??
> Greg
> > Nope, it's not a Sacagawea dollar coin on top (I have plenty of golden
> > dollars, bought them at the bank). It's a gold/bronze-colored disk with a
> > nondescript woman's head facing to the right. I don't know what's on the
> > underside, if anything, because I've never pried one of mine out of its
> > cube.
> >
> > One of the patent paralegals told me the company switched from the SBA cubes
> > to these cubes because recipients were prying the dollar coins out to use in
> > the vending machines late at night. The cubes cost ~$90/each and the
> > company didn't like to see them defaced for pocket change.
> >
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