MSDN Oct 15 Vol 27, p. 23 The Pit of Success
ref to a Brad Abrams quote from Oct 2 2003 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/brada/archive/2003/10/02/50420.aspx which is that essentially, well designed APIs make it hard to get in trouble.. akin to Wizards really (my analogy)
at the top of Brad’s blog is his ‘my last day at Microsoft’ post.. where he indicates no issue with the company, just time for a change. which leads me to explore his blog http://bradabrams.com/ which starts with some good PM tips in the Dec ‘10 post,
then we scroll down and find his path to learning about his new employer Google; Aug 1 ‘10 post “Google is a computer science company’ (no wonder I like them); goes on to talk about AppEngine and GWT (you do your app and Google handles the plumbing); and sentiment analysis and finally Google Prediction APIs
which is all very good stuff!