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Re: Microsoft to Write Satiric Post About Microsoft In COLA. Was: Re: Microsoft to Digitize 100,000 Books

  • Subject: Re: Microsoft to Write Satiric Post About Microsoft In COLA. Was: Re: Microsoft to Digitize 100,000 Books
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 05 Nov 2005 13:14:26 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / MCC / Manchester University
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__/ [John Bailo] on Saturday 05 November 2005 08:14 \__

> Freeride wrote:
> 
>>
>
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051104/ap_on_hi_te/british_library_microsoft;_ylt=Anlflsep5W_4x8KNZ9HaGivw7rEF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA--
>> 
>>>LONDON - Software giant Microsoft Corp. said Friday it has signed a deal
>>>to scan and put online 100,000 books from the British Library.
>> 
>> What a innovative idea! Wonder where M$ came up with this idea?


Other Microsoft initiatives that should be attributed to Google:

- Interactive maps 

- Backlinks-based Web search

- Personalised pages / portaldom / minimalist light-weight pages

I am abstaining from mentioning Netscape/Firefox, Apple and the others. A
company founded 1998 is enough to support an hypothesis.


> (REUTERS) Nov 4, 2005
> 
> LAGOS - Software giant Microsoft Corp. said that employees would be writing
> over 100,000 satiric posts in COLA (comp.os.linux.advocacy), other
> newsgroups and in blog replies worldwide, making fun of its propensity to
> imitate any action of any person or organization at any time, anywhere.


Quite funny!

Roy

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