Early 2001, while contemplating feature definition for a major new product, SVPs at Microsoft discovered, used, and loved EQuill. A year later, our product came up again, and of course one of the SVPs noticed that EQuill had been purchased by his company. An amusing chain of “which one of us did that and forgot” followed, culminating in a letter to us. Microsoft is slowly discovering that it got more than just people when it acquired EQuill.