Microsoft bashing

From: Jeffrey S. Sharp <>
Date: Wed Mar 7 18:16:24 2001

> I have no belief in evolution, but this arguement is silly. You can
> apply this to any technology. Would you have been at Gutenberg's
> door with torches and pitchforks, shouting that books were for
> "smart people"? Do you blame him for giving stupid people access to
> what had traditionally been reserved for the realm of the
> universities?

Just because you're not at university does not mean that you are stupid.

> Under this argument, we should also blame the likes of IBM, or
> Commodore, Apple and Atari for bringing computing to the masses?

No, because the masses aren't necessarily stupid. I would argue that those
machines were more about bringing the masses cheaper machines, so that more
smart people would be able to learn about computing.

Jeffrey S. Sharp
"One World, One Web,   One Program" - Microsoft advertisement
"Ein Volk,  Ein Reich, Ein Fuhrer"  - Adolf Hitler
Received on Wed Mar 07 2001 - 18:16:24 GMT

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