(2003 to 2005)

Microsoft, and software..

Wed Aug 4 03:29:00 UTC+1000 2004


About 15 years ago (give or take precisely the right amount such that it looks like I have a clue), people who “knew what they were talking about” decided that MS software was buggy crap.

Fortunately for Microsoft millions of people didn't know what they were talking about, thus Microsoft became the monolithic software company that it is today.

I am not a person who knows what he is talking about, nor am I a person who doesn't know what he is talking about. I can get away with that, being a person who doesn't believe that meaningful communication is possible and all..

It's funny to watch the guys in the engine room (whoever they really are (sorry Robert, it's not you)) trying to dig themselves out of the holes known as DOS, Windows 3.1 and Word.

Ever so slowly, they've been *recovering* from those technologies. It's funny to watch them and their marketing departments bumble along, trying to unwind the mess and create just enough of a new mess in their wake to keep them in business for the next n years while still getting away with it.

(Well, I needed at least one good MS sledge on my current home page since I've just been Neopoleon-dotted, didn't I..? ;)

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