On 2006-05-12, Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> posted something concerning:
> __/ [ Sinister Midget ] on Friday 12 May 2006 12:50 \__
>> On 2006-05-12, asj <kalim1998@xxxxxxxxx> posted something concerning:
>>> I'm starting to pity Microsoft if it has to resort to stuff like this.
>>> Sad. Just like IBM of before, they know that the time at the top is
>>> But they're not going down with even a smidgen of honor or
>> Why start now? They've never experienced honor or respectability, so
>> it's understandable that they might fear the consequences.
> That's like expecting the bloke who had just hijacked a car to drive
> safely. As we all know, many stolen cars wind up going up the highway at
> 200 KM per hour (police chases) or stuck in a tree (sometimes killing
> innocent bystanders in the process).
> The shady past of Microsoft makes it a lose-lose situation for them.
> Hence, their consciousness, integrity and morals are as as high as their
> stock, as of yesterday:
> For that reason, crooks must be driven to jail before they commit the next
> crime. Shady past gives little incentive (if any at all) for improved
Almost all crooks deserve a second chance. There have been numerous
criminals who have become reasonably decent people.*
The folks at one Microsoft Way have all ready used up more chances than
a cat has lives.
* Of course, this event always seems to follow sometime /after/ they've
already had a long history of being horrid people and making a
fortune from it. The upside is, their heirs are usually inept and
fritter everything away by not doing much more than spend it all
away. Sometimes by becoming lazy politicians or the like.
I came; I saw; I fucked up.