Microsoft as Aging Baby Boomer?

I love Seventies rock as much as the next music fan, but I’m not sure aging rockers are the best solution for polishing the sound of a Windows operating system likely to last the rest of this decade. If the report over at is true, Microsoft hired Robert Fripp of King Crimson fame to handle the duties of creating sounds for the next generation Windows operating system. According to the release, Fripp is shooting for a 2001: A Space Odyssey sound for Windows Vista. So we’ve got a psychedelic rocker recording 1970’s space age sounds for the next millennium’s operating system? Either everything old is new again or Microsoft is suffering from a case of reliving the glory days at a college reunion.