Tester Fired For Speaking Out About 360 Defects

Dean Takahashi recently wrote an extensive piece on the troubles Microsoft had with the Xbox 360, including the infamous red rings of death that cost the company a billion dollars. In that piece, Microsoft tester Robert Delaware spoke out as a named source on the problems.

Oops.

Delaware used to be a tester for Microsoft, until they handed him a pink slip for breaking what was likely every part of his NDA. This leads to the question: Was it better PR to let him speak the truth in the article (which many other anonymous sources also confirmed) and let him stay on board, or fire him to make it look like you’re silencing him? Either way, this is a story we’ll be hearing more from down the road as Delaware has stated he’d take the company to court, though what actual chance he has is probably too small to even print a proper term here.

THIS ELECTRONIC VERSION MAY DIFFER SLIGHTLY FROM PRINTED …

Post-Tribune (IN) January 18, 2008 THIS ELECTRONIC VERSION MAY DIFFER SLIGHTLY FROM PRINTED VERSION GARY YOUTH COMPUTER CLASSES: Free computer classes for third graders through sophomores are set for 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sundays at Children’s Services of the Gary Public Library, 220 W. 5th Ave. The schedule is as follows: site microsoft powerpoint templates

* Microsoft Word, Jan. 20-27; Feb. 3; March 16 * Microsoft Internet Explorer, Feb. 17-24; March 23 * Microsoft PowerPoint, Feb. 10; March 9 * Gary Public Library Card Catalog, March 2 Seating is limited; registration is required. One sign up per month. Students must have an Internet Permission form on file at any Gary Library. Register at the Main Library only. A parent must be present at registration. The participant should have his library card at the time of registration. Call 886-2484, Ext. 331, for more information.

GARY BERNICE KING TO ATTEND IUN DIVERSITY PROGRAM TONIGHT: As part of its Diversity Programming Series, Indiana University Northwest will host the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration, featuring Elder Bernice King. The event begins at 6 tonight in Tamarack Hall of IUN, 3400 Broadway. Admission is free. King is the youngest daughter of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King.

GARY ADULT COMPUTER CLASSES: All units of the Gary Public Library will offer free computer classes to adults. Some knowledge of basic computer skills is required. Class size is limited; registration is required. Sign up for one class per month. Classes are as follows: in our site microsoft powerpoint templates

* Microsoft Word — 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 * Microsoft Internet Explorer — 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Feb. 16 and March 8; 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23; 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11 * Microsoft Excel — 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Jan. 26, Feb. 9 and March 1; 6 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 28, Feb. 25 and March 17 * Microsoft PowerPoint — 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Jan. 19 and March 22; 6 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 21 and Feb. 18 * Gary Public Library Card Catalog — 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 5 * Ancestry — 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 6 and 20.

To register call the Main Library — Reference Services, 886-2484, Ext. 336; Brunswick Branch, 4030 W. 5th Ave., 944-9402; DuBois Branch, 1835 Broadway, 886-9120; Kennedy Branch, 3953 Broadway, 887-8112; Tolleston Branch, 1113 Taft St., 944-2795; or Wildermuth Branch, 501 S. Lake St., 938-3941.