Re: [NTLK] Convincing argument against MS

From: Michael 'Mickey' Sattler (
Date: Mon Jun 10 2002 - 11:43:54 EDT

On 10-06-2002 3:09, Lee, Christopher J at wrote:

>And why are spelling MS as M$? Is that to emphasize that MS is all
>about making money? Wow, a company that has profit as its primary

You're kidding, right?

Being employed at Intel couldn't have blinded you to the "good fight"
the Macintosh platform has been waging against mediocrity and
user-unfriendliness since 1984 (or earlier, if you ever used a Lisa).

Micro$oft (and to a not insignificant part, Intel) have profited from
poorly designed software sold in large volumes under the guise of
efficiency. Obviously the battle has gone to business, rather than to
esthetics, but it's still obvious.

It's not profit per say, duh, but to the way the profit is extracted.
If this is a new concept to you, you might just want to search on
"Justice Department" and "Microsoft". There was a long history of
criminal behavior, and a series of faked testimonials at trials, and
a verdict, and (gosh) just everything. Check it out, it's fascinating
what companies will do when the customer's needs aren't first and

You really need to get out more :-)


Michael "Mickey" Sattler, Geek Times   <>
San Francisco, California, USA    <>

I was born not knowing and have had only a little time to change that here and there. -- Richard Feynman (1918 - 1988)

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