,----[ Primer ]
| It's bad enough when Microsoft strong-arms other software vendors
| into submission as a means of thwarting competition. But when it
| engages in underhanded tactics to intimidate users in order to
| land a software deal, we have a very disturbing situation on our hands.
| And someone needs to have the guts to speak out about it.
| Fortunately, someone has. Last week, Dale Frantz, CIO at Auto
| Warehousing Co., brought to my attention an alarming business
| practice that shows Microsoft at its shoddy and arrogant worst.