__/ [ Gordon ] on Tuesday 23 May 2006 07:34 \__
> Rick wrote:
>> On Tue, 23 May 2006 01:44:43 +0000, Tim Smith wrote:
>>> In article <10281907.rQi929Mlpz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>>> Well, it pisses me off, to be blunt and honest. How can this be
>>>> perceived as
>>> It pisses you off that Microsoft wants to train its sales reps to try to
>>> compete against Linux?
>> There's training for actual competition, and then there's training to
>> spew FUD and lies. The later is Microsoft's method.
> Precisely. Take the furore over MA and open document. All MS had to do was
> to add opendocument support to Office and they would have been able to
> compete in a fair and open manner. But no. They had to spread lies, deceit
> and dis-information instead. Seems like they have more propagandists than
> actual programmers and developers.
Good point, Gordon. Let me use an analogy.
Imagine Coca Cola starting an advertising campaign where they falsely argue
that Pepsi (COLA) ruins your kidneys and leads to poisoning. Instead, they
work on /image/.
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