On 2006-05-22, Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> posted something concerning:
> __/ [ Ian Hilliard ] on Monday 22 May 2006 19:39 \__
>> Erik Funkenbusch wrote:
>>> On Mon, 22 May 2006 16:00:06 GMT, The Ghost In The Machine wrote:
>>> Personally, I don't think anyone will buy into this. It just doesn't make
>>> sense. People hate that cell phones work this way, but they have no other
>>> choice since cell phones have always worked in this way. OS's have
>>> various choices, including staying with a version of Windows that doesn't
>>> do this, or using a non-MS OS.
>> For once I have to agree with you. People will not go for this if they can
>> get alternatives. The question is how Microsoft intends to remove the
>> alternatives, if that is at all possible.
> The miserable act of a very baffled company. Very relevant to this discussion
> is an interview from earlier today (there was also a video interview with
> Gates; about the future, or lack thereof, of Microsoft):
> Counting the cost of counterfeiting
> ,----[ Quote ]
>| Do you think that some of the issue is that your licensing model is just
>| a bit outdated? Google has got people used to the idea that they can get
>| stuff free in turn for reading advertising--is that a model that Microsoft
>| is considering?
>| Alexander (head of Microsoft's antipiracy program): We are definitely
>| looking at it. We are always trying to stay three or four years ahead of
>| the market. It is certainly something that is discussed.
Google's doing it, they're looking at it. That's 3 or 4 years ahead?
> ,----[ Quote ]
>| Microsoft moves to stem staff exodus
>| Ballmer brings back the towels
>| By Nick Farrell: Monday 22 May 2006, 15:21
>| SOFTWARE GIANT Microsoft is facing a mass exodus of its staff to
>| outfits like Google and some of the new-fangled Internet companies.
Well, what do yu expect? They're taking 3 or 4 years to look at
something someone else has been doing for 3 or 4 years so they can stay
ahead of the market.
Earth first! We'll take care of the other planets later.