It's always good to read a fellow journalist unwinding Microsoft spin, and Cringely does it well on the two supposedly-leaked Microsoft memos. Here's a sample:
But I have to say that Gates or Ozzie or whoever actually wrote these documents has done a very effective job of differentiating the company roles in a way that makes Google appear to be the bad guy, and Microsoft appear to be the good guy.
Google is going to develop and deploy Internet services while Microsoft is going to ENABLE the deployment of such services BY ITS DEVELOPER PARTNERS. This makes Google the would-be monopolist.
You can read all of it at PBS | I, Cringely . November 10, 2005 - Paper War.