Out of the ashes of the old...

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2013/05/02 07:31 -04:00, original URI: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/michkap/archive/2013/05/02/10415649.aspx

In a recent blog, I did a huge disservice to a colleague, and I wanted to set the record straight.

It was back on February 16th, 2005 at 4:55am that I blogged LOCALE_SABBREVLANGNAME is so not an ISO-639 code.

And it was over a year later, on September 27, 2006 at 3:01am that I blogged LOCALE_SABBREVLANGNAME is more than just an ISO-639 code.

And then, it was just six years later that Andrew Glass's Windows 8 Language Profile work, and its Windows keyboard list replaced Cicero's older admittedly buggy one:

And although it is truth, it is hardly the whole truth, because it focuses on the past, to the exclusion of the future, and in doing so, it does a huge disservice to the readers of the blog and of the Blog.

All I can do is sincerely apologize to Andrew Glass and the other developers, testers, and program managers of the new Language Profile user interface.

I'm truly sorry, Andrew,

You deserved a better messenger that day then I, because it intentionally lacked the vision that Andrew showed, and that undermines any good the Blog can do.

It makes me wonder if I should take a break from blogging until I know I can do a more honest job then I did that day....

And beyond that, take a step back from NLS as a whole, while I sort it all out for the future....

metathinker on 2 May 2013 8:38 AM:

What's Cicero?

Michael S. Kaplan on 2 May 2013 8:51 AM:

The Text Services Framework.

Azarien on 3 May 2013 11:58 AM:

Am I the only one who misses the point of this entry? (in short: What?)

Michael S. Kaplan on 6 May 2013 10:01 AM:

Patience, all will be revealed....

JamesNT on 27 May 2013 6:07 AM:

I've seen several popular bloggers take a break from blogging for reasons similar to this one.  Making a few bad posts.  Getting tired.  Etc.  Maybe you're just getting tired?  Possible proof of that is your messing up the usage of then versus than.  

"You deserved a better messenger that day ---than--- I. . . "

"It makes me wonder if I should take break from blogging until I know I can do a more honest job ---than--- I did that day...."

Mr. Kaplan normally doesn't make those mistakes.


Igor Levicki on 11 Jun 2013 7:47 AM:

Hey Michael, how you are doing?

Here is some hopefully good news:


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