A worse sin, in Microsoft's eyes, is that McGeady referred to the software giant as "the devil" in personal notes. As anyone in the industry knows, that's an epithet commonly used in reference to Microsoft, and the company's lawyers have had some grief over it before, when they tried to persuade Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson to dismiss the court's "special master," Professor Lawrence Lessig, for using it in an e-mail. Jackson wasn't too impressed then; he's unlikely to care now. Meanwhile, debate in Silicon Valley has moved on to possible punishments. Oracle chair Larry Ellison felt comfortable suggesting that "the government should break Microsoft into two companies." Even if Redmond wins the courtroom battle, it may have already lost the PR war.