insane bracht dit tamelijk grappige nieuwsartikel van News.com, over een Microsoft directielid die zijn collega bij Lotus met de dood bedreigd heeft. Het Microsoft mannetje, manager van Microsoft Filipijnen, moet voor een rechtbank in Manila verantwoording afleggen voor zijn gedrag:
MANILA, Philippines--Microsoft's Philippine country manager will return to Manila next week to face charges of threatening the life of an executive of software rival Lotus Development. Darren Lockie, a Briton, denies the charges and has slapped his accuser, Lotus Philippines managing director Victor Silvino, with a countersuit.
[...] Lockie is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in a court in Makati, Manila's financial district, on criminal complaints filed by Silvino. The newspaper BusinessWorld today quoted Silvino as saying Lockie threatened to kill him and his mother when the two executives bumped into each other in the lobby of a Makati hotel. Lockie said it was Silvino, a Filipino, who threatened to kill him.
[...] Microsoft, the world's biggest software maker, and Lotus, which belongs to IBM, are fierce rivals in the Philippine market for software that allows users to communicate via email and the Internet.