Wanna Take a Guess At How Old Microsoft’s Futurist Is?
I don’t know either, but he started his career in 1970. So I’m gonna say he’s Sixty. Yup, he’s a Baby Boomer, maybe even on the older edge of being a Baby Boomer.
A tech blog did a long interview with Craig Mundie whose title is Chief Research and Strategy Officer for Microsoft. His job is to sit around and daydream.
Mundie is a living portal of future technology, a focal point between thousands of scattered research projects and the boxes of super-neat products we’ll be playing with 5 years, 20 years, maybe 100 years from now. And he’s not allowed to even think about anything shipping within the immediate 3 years.
Long, long interview. Never once asked his age. And why is that? This guy is in charge future-creation for leading technology company in the world and he’s old, but it’s not part of the story?
He is setting the path for a future he won’t see.
It’s age discrimination. The Xer’s at Gizmodo are afraid that they may be wrong about Boomers not being tech-wise.
So is he the guy who dreamed up the “Microsoft will send you lots of money if you forward this chain e-mail” scam? The jerk. 😉
Jay…also wrote this…Lusty, Lusty, Lusty …
@Jay: Yeah! Good catch! The jerk.