!Re: Nuke Redmond!

From: Mike Ford <mikeford_at_socal.rr.com>
Date: Thu Apr 6 17:17:48 2000

>I'd also point out, howver, that what's made them wildly successful is that
>they've made the computer accessible to people who don't want to become
>experts. It's just an appliance to them, like the TV or microwave oven.
>The fact that most people can tolerate this level of reliability (however
>one perceives it) is to their credit, however.

I don't understand how any saavy computer person could even suggest what
you have, without at least being indirectly in the pay of the evil of

Pardon me if I sound rude, but I am just incredulous. It is such a lie. A
carefully fabricated press release lie. Microsoft isn't about easy to use,
its about training you to think in the proprietary MS way so that anything
else seems "hard" because it is different. Its about locking users into
endless update cycles with worthless features integrated into proprietary

The theme of this last decade or so has been the triumph of marketing over
substance, and its really more sad and disgusting than I would care to
dwell on.
Received on Thu Apr 06 2000 - 17:17:48 BST

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