I stopped by a Halo 3 launch event at Microsoft’s New York headquarters the other night, one aimed at developer friends of the company and their children. Machine guns rattled, grenades thudded and pretzels and brownies were eaten. The event was held on a floor full of conference rooms, and I noticed this sign taped to the reception desk:
It looked like the meeting was over — I couldn’t find any other arrows to follow. So who exactly are the mysterious Veterans of the War Against Microsoft? The name brings to mind a gathering of grizzled defense lawyers with Purple Hearts on their lapels, drinking scotch and reminiscing about brilliant briefs and well-timed motions in various domestic and foreign antitrust battles.