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RE: Adam Orth and his stupidity

It looks as though he may be having a hard time for his recent comments on twitter.

For those who don’t know who he is, he works at Microsoft and took some time the other day to argue with customers (and a few developers) about the rumour of the next Xbox having an always on requirement for internet use.

I have no problem with different opinions on the matter, but he (for some reason, i can think of none other than he is a prick) he decided to make fun of people who don’t like the idea of an always-on console.


Well, now he has locked his twitter account to everyone but confirmed followers, i’m guessing he got a lot of hate messages and spam, and rightly so. T

his also follows a comment from Microsoft saying:

"We apologize for the inappropriate comments made by an employee on Twitter yesterday. This person is not a spokesperson for Microsoft, and his personal views do not reflect the customer centric approach we take to our products or how we would communicate directly with our loyal consumers.  We are very sorry if this offended anyone, however we have not made any announcements about our product roadmap, and have no further comment on this matter."

It sounds as though they are none too pleased with him, which could spell a downturn for his future career, either way it should teach people that twitter isn’t the best place to piss off your customer base, especially with a new Xbox being undoubtedly just around the corner from announcement.

What do you guys think? should he get fired or praised?

[UPDATE]:11/4/13 As of now (or recently) ‘Orthy’ no longer works at Microsoft following his resignation, it is not know at this time whether this was a voluntary resignation or forced, but it is definately a resignation:

"Reached for comment this afternoon, Microsoft declined to comment, but two sources have confirmed the departure to Polygon."

Anyway, that wasn’t a massive surprise, more of the surprise is that the rumours still persist that the next Xbox will be always on, which if it is, surly this fiasco will tell Microsoft that it is a stupid idea that no-one wants.

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