It's almost like being a fly on the wall when the execs at Microsoft decided to kill the mobile phone failure known as the KIN. The Business Insider blog today posted a comment from an unnamed Microsoftie who said that embarrassment over the KIN's demise was felt among the rank and file across campus.
Granted, it's just one Microsoftie emailing a tech blog with his/her own assessment of the mood on campus when the news broke - but I can't imagine that anyone on the KIN team was feeling all that upbeat when the news of killing the KIN hit the blogosphere.
Apparently, the team wasn't all that happy with the launch of the product either, commenting that "no one thought it was great product" to launch to begin with.
The blog post includes some quotes - again, all anonymous - from what appears to be employees sounding off on an independent message board of sorts. As you can imagine, none of it is too flattering for Microsoft. In fairness, the blog post solicited comments from company representatives or employees who were proud of what the company accomplished, despite how it turned out.
So far, it doesn't appear that there have been any.