September 24th, 2005

You can't make this stuff up.

So I'm reading about the retirement of Jim Allchin, because following the Microsoft executive bloodbath has been a hobby of mine ever since the Motley Fool days. (It's not like VH1 is going to do a "Where is Nathan Myrvhold now". At Microsoft you're either Bill himself, an old college buddy of his, or you're wearing a red shirt.)

So anyway, my reading led me to an article from a year ago where Allchin was interviewed about how they had to remove every single new feature from Longhorn in hopes of maybe potentially shipping something two years after they did this (huh?), and I came across this quote:

> Removing WinFS likely stalls, for at least another couple years,
> [Microsoft's] longstanding dream of a file system that connects
> a file name with its contents, who authored it and other information.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't Unix have this 35 years ago on a PDP-11 with 128k of ram?

The mind boggles...