Why does the Zune HD have the message “For our Princess” on the inside of the case, and why is she a princess?

Raymond Chen

Inside the Zune HD case is engraved the message For our Princess.

The message is a tribute to an administrative assistant on the Zune team who passed away during development of the project.

She gained the nickname Princess from a group she worked in before joining the Zune team. Another administrative assistant on the team dubbed herself Queen of Everything. In response, she became the Princess of Everything Else.