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This morning, according to Microsoft, Pieter Knook, the company's wireless chief, "retired" after 17 years with the company. "Retiring" sounds so much better than "leaving for a better gig," doesn't it? Knook is actually joining Vodafone to head a new Internet division. He starts March 10. Pieter, next time, why not tell people you're taking a vacation? That would be easier.