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Friday, May 21, 2004

BILL GATES LIKES BLOGS
The king of the Big Redmond Machine believes blogs, combined with RSS, are an ideal business tool for communicating effectively with customers and partners.
E-mail messages could be too imposing or miss out key people who should be included, said Mr Gates.
Not only that, but with spam overloading everyone's email nowadays, it's not a particularly effective way to carry on critical communications. Filters will probably stop even legitimate emails, unless the enduser actively makes sure to give approved senders the go-ahead. And spoofing makes it all even trickier.

I guess this means that Microsoft will be bundling some sort of blogging software and RSS reader into Longhorn.