From a WSJ story this morning on Microsoft’s fourth-quarter earnings release:
“We’ve got a really great end to the year and an extraordinarily good pipeline for the future, so we are very jazzed here in Redmond.”
Investors might disagree with all that jazz from Connors. The company is forecasting reduced investment income, plus price pressures, plus a tough year on the consumer side of the business.
I’m more fascinated, however, by the continuing Microsoft-ian penchant for gushy Redmond-speak. Granted, the company is well known for its insider-ish lingo, replete with descriptors like “crapplet” and epithets like “random”. But there is something strange and off-putting about hearing a grown man describe next year’s financial forecast using a word like “jazzed”.