__/ [ B Gruff ] on Tuesday 05 December 2006 18:40 \__
> On Tuesday 05 December 2006 17:22 Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> Buy Microsoft, it's your patriotic duty
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>> | That seemed to be the message at the London launch of Microsoft Vista,
>> | Office 2007 and Exchange 2007 on 30 November 2006. Gordon Frazer,
>> | Microsoft's UK managing director, devoted most his opening speech to
>> | a gallimaufry of statistics and quotations intended to show that
>> | buying these new offerings would somehow make Britain more competitive.
> "Samuel Johnson?s dictum??patriotism is the last refuge of a
> scoundrel??came to mind while I sat through this bombardment of dodgy stats
> and implausible insinuations. I doubt that Gordon Frazer is a scoundrel, or
> any of his colleagues there that day, but I did think they were desperate"
"Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that
goes by the name of patriotism -- how passionately I hate them!"
-- Albert Einstein
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