Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
> __/ [ 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.
>> 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...
You /really/ need to experience American TV to see how owned it is - you
cannot either imagine it or explain it to anyone from here.
> Next year's ad: Windows - not "from some guy in China" [Ballmer, 1]
Hmm, well, open-source is already 'un-american', which is reasonably
close to a racist remark.
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