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.
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.