"A less tenacious company might have
cancelled the event. But not Microsoft, the
world's largest software company. On
October 25th, it will release the new version
of its flagship computer operating system,
Windows XP, at a splashy launch in a theatre
in New York. "We want this event to help
remind the world that New York still
represents strength and determination," Bill
Gates, Microsoft's founder and chief software
architect, said recently.
Yet more than anything, Microsoft wants to
remind the world that it too is back." From Economist.com.