RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 46634139 LA English T1 Breaking Windows : how Bill Gates fumbled the future of Microsoft A1 Bank, David,, PB Free Press PP New York YR 2001 SN 0743203151 9780743203159 9781416573258 1416573259 AB This book tells the story of the battle for the soul of Microsoft that raged inside the company from 1997 to 2000 and continues to reverberate today. Drawing on hundreds of e-mails among Microsoft executives, trial testimony, and exclusive interviews with Gates and his chief lieutenants, Wall Street Journal reporter David Bank reveals the bitter maneuvering between what he calls Microsoft's "Windows hawks" and its "Internet doves. On one side were the fierce defenders of the hegemony of Windows, on the other those who championed a new way of doing business based on the Internet's "open standards." The reformers wanted to break free from the legacy of Windows and dare to compete on the merits of their software. At the center of this pitched battle stood Gates, the tactical genius who had created the company in his own image and who now accepts full responsibility for his fateful choices. "Every mistake you can lay at my feet," he told Bank, who takes him at his word, offering a critique of Gates's leadership not from the perspective of government prosecutors or envious software rivals but from inside the company itself."--[book jacket].