This article about Paul Allen’s new book was in the Wall Street journal yesterday and I found it an interesting read. Not only does the article introduce some of the more inflammatory ideas Allen conveys in the book, but it really draws the curtain back one of the most key relationships in the modern realm of software technology. There’s always been a little speculation on why Paul Allen really left Microsoft, but if this book and Allen’s comments are even 50% correct, it’s much closer to Apple’s “Steve situation” (Jobs and Woz) than previously discussed. And maybe even Facebook according to the information present in the The Accidental Billionaire’s.
When I find some time, I definitely plan to check out this book.