Rick Rashid: Microsoft’s Right Brain

[Via Peter O’Kelly’s Reality Check] has a nice short clipping on MS Research. Unfortunatly Peter quotes a lot of articles that require subscriptions, so you have to do ot with this, except opcourse if you are one of the few lucky people that have a subscription 😉

Rick Rashid: Microsoft’s Right Brain: “Responding to critics who carp that Microsoft just copies others’ best work, Rashid can reel off dozens of strides his team has made — like the grammar checker in Microsoft Office, and ClearType, a display technology that produces crisper text resolution in Windows XP. Researchers also came up with spam filters that block unwanted e-mails in MSN Hotmail, a free feature that stops 3.2 billion messages a day. The steady anti-Microsoft harping is ‘one of those things where people don’t think it through,’ Rashid says.”