__/ [ Da'Punk-A ] on Monday 08 May 2006 14:38 \__
> Larry Qualig wrote:
>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> > __/ [ Sinister Midget ] on Saturday 06 May 2006 16:35 \__
>> > > On 2006-05-06, Linonut <linonut@xxxxxxxx> posted something concerning:
>> > >> After takin' a swig o' grog, Roy Schestowitz belched out this bit o'
>> > >> wisdom:
>> > >>
>> > >>> 'Search is pathetic' - Bill Gates
>> > >>
>> > >> "bill gates is pathetic" -- Search
>> > >>
>> > >> Results 1 - 7 of about 8 for "bill gates is pathetic".
>> > >
>> > > I'd trust Yahoo. They're "partner" with MICROS~1 and should be a
>> > > little closer to the source. That doesn't mean they'll be more
>> > > accurate, but it means they'd be in a better position to have
>> > > experience.
>> > >
>> > > Results 1 - 10 of about 522,000 for bill gates is pathetic
>> > Yahoo are not _yet_ partners with Microsoft. They had some negotiative
>> > talks, but nothing has been agreed yet. I can't think of an area where
>> > the two overlap.
>> The obvious area where they overlap is Google. "My enemies enemy is my
>> friend." Combined the two have a much better chance of containing
>> Google than they do individually.
> I'm not sure why Gates would feel threatened by Google anyway. Google's
> motto is, I believe, "Don't be evil". Which means Google and Microsoft
> are operating in _totally_ unrelated fields.
Exactly. Here is one quote that exemplifies this point:
,----[ Quote ]
| God, like Gates, owes his power and success less to the quality of his
| product than to his ruthless business sense. He?s created a near monopoly
| by outmuscling the competition. You might not like this universe, just as
| you might not like Microsoft?s clunky programs; but pragmatically
| speaking, where else do you have to go?
To add, Bill gates once said that being aggressive is not unethical (so
that's his motto and his mantra). I could not find the Wikipedia page where
_this_, among other damaging statements, were contained.
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