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Re: Inquirer: Google to Beat Microsoft

__/ [ M ] on Thursday 04 May 2006 19:35 \__

> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> __/ [ nessuno@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx ] on Thursday 04 May 2006 15:55 \__
>>> "So, Microsoft is spending billions of dollars to fight off Google this
>>> coming year, and it is all for naught. The two things it needs, speed
>>> and friends, can't be bought. You can't throw engineers at a project
>>> and make it go faster. You can't throw the football team at a high
>>> school computer club and make friends."
>> Microsoft  have  liaised with Yahoo, as well as with Amazon (Alexa/A9)  on
>> the  face of it. Moreover, giants like eBay have been consulting Yahoo and
>> Microsoft. They all have a common fear: Google -- the US brain drain.
>> Microsoft  cannot but friends, but it can throw large sums at startups and
>> seek  projects with potential. Subsequently, the projects will be  stamped
>> with  the Microsoft logo and, in due time, be thrown to hell. It's mrely a
>> rapid  'code squeeze'. Use money you earned illegally within the bounds of
>> your  monopoly  in order to perpetuate it at the expense of  others'  hard
>> work. Only managers make the big bucks in such hostile takeover bids.
>> Ask  Larry  Qualig. His company was taken over by Microsoft. He no  longer
>> works  there.  What's  more, Microsoft has laid the project which  he  has
>> developed, Microsoft <- *cough* Frontpage, in the graveyard recently.
>>> Well, maybe you can't buy friends, but evidently you can buy trolls to
>>> disrupt cola.
>> I won't comment on this, but I will quote instead:
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>> |     "Some years back, Microsoft practiced a lot of dirty tricks using
>> | online mavens to go into forums and create Web sites extolling the
>> | virtues of Windows over OS/2. They were dubbed the Microsoft Munchkins,
>> | and it was obvious who they were and what they were up to. But their
>> | numbers and energy (and they way they joined forces with nonaligned
>> | dummies who liked to pile on) proved too much for IBM marketers, and
>> | Windows won the operating-system war through fifth-column tactics"
>> | 
>> |     Mr Dvorak wonders if Microsoft is today using reverse-dirty-tricks
>> | to promote the Xbox 360: pay people to create Web sites that slam theg
>> | aming computer in order to provoke a barrage of defenders.
>> `----
>> http://worldcadaccess.typepad.com/gizmos/2005/11/2_grassroots_an.html
> Well their TV ad certainly seems to have switched directions, it's no
> longer the safest windows ever, instead it's 'people ready'.

Yes, seen that campaign when I was in Florida. I couldn't believe they
actually sponsored TV shows... unnerving...

Next year's ad: Windows - not "from some guy in China" [Ballmer, 1]

Best wishes,


[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FUD

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