Just days after, Ray Ozzie, started blogging again, has announced plans to retire from Microsoft.
"Ozzie is stepping down as Chief Software Architect, as Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced in an e-mail to employees on October 18. Ozzie will remain with the company for some undisclosed period of time to handle his teams" transitions. He also will be "focusing his efforts in the broader area of entertainment, where Microsoft has many ongoing investments," according to Ballmer's mail.
Ballmer said he willn't be appointing another Chief Software Architect."
Here's the full email: