“Do not archive your mail. 30 days. This is not something that you get to decide. This is company policy.”
– VP Jim Allchin’s email to Microsoft employees during antitrust litigation from Burst.com in 2000. Lawyers claim the directive was to “save computer memory space”.
“There is very little reason for anyone to throw anything away…You can store every conversation you have ever had, from the time you are born to the time you die.”
– Microsoft Research leader Rick Rashid at WWW 2004, describing MSR initiatives in capturing your entire life via technology.