Microsoft Corp. has no immediate plans to integrate desktop search into its operating system, a company executive said at a conference here this weekend. ...Indeed, while including desktop search in Windows might seem like a logical step to many, "there's no immediate plan to do that as far as I know," Kroese said. "That would have to be a Bill G. [Microsoft chairman and chief software architect Bill Gates] and the lawyers' decision."
Now I'm left wondering what the EWeek article means. Does it mean there aren't any plans to replace the annoying animated dog with the MSN butterfly? That Microsoft has access to a time machine and will go back and rip out desktop search from the operating system including the annoying animated dog? Or is there some other obvious conclusion that can be drawn from the facts and the article that I have failed to grasp?
The technology press really disappoints me sometimes.