__/ [ Liam Slider ] on Saturday 25 February 2006 04:19 \__
> On Fri, 24 Feb 2006 23:08:54 -0500, DFS wrote:
>> becco wrote:
>>> B Gruff wrote:
>>>> 2. One of the problems into which I.E.7 is now running is that MS
>>>> are now desperately trying to fix the incompatibilities which they
>>>> themselves introduced into earlier versions, and which caused
>>>> problems for other browsers (which themselves were compatible with
>>>> international standards) when these other browsers tried to render
>>>> sites written to accommodate earlier versions of I.E.?
>>>> i.e. that MS is starting to reap what it has sown?
>>> I'll quote that. That is exactly what happened, MS destroyed the
>>> fucking web.
It _closed_ (parts of) it.
>> MS MADE the www.
No. Al Gore did!
GORE: "...During my service in the United States Congress, I took the
initiative in creating the Internet..."
>> Without tens of millions of Windows users demanding and paying for
>> Internet access, thus letting ISPs achieve economies of scale, the 'Net
>> would be nowhere now, and neither you nor I would be posting to a
>> newsgroup called comp.os.linux.advocacy.
You need serious help. I will not even comment on such a ludicrous statement.
> MS didn't even know what the fucking web *was* for years, and before there
> was even working internet capability on Windows, or working browsers on
> Windows, we had such things. MS stumbled, lurching and gasping, on the web
> after people started to hear what we werew already doing with it....and
> tried to make it it's own private property. It's still trying, and
> failing, to do that.
In its history, Microsoft was always late to the party. It used aggressive
tactics to penetrate the market and vandalise the infrastructure instated by
It is a well-known, frequently-iterated fact that Microsoft blew up when it
comes to realisation and understanding of the Web. They tries to push it
away, which is why they play catch-up with Google. Live software is long
overdue and will never catch up.
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