Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
> ____/ Mark Kent on Thursday 06 September 2007 12:42 : \____
>> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>>> ____/ Mark Kent on Thursday 06 September 2007 07:57 : \____
>>>> [H]omer <spam@xxxxxxx> espoused:
>>>>> Verily I say unto thee, that Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
>>>>>> Intel's "Moore's Law" redefined by BBC
>>>>>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>>>>> | The BBC tells us that Moore's Law means that the number of computers on
>>>>>> | a chip, yeah computers, doubles roughly every 24 months.
>>>>> What else should we expect from a Windows shop full of toner monkeys,
>>>>> where their executive chief toner monkey is an ex-Microsoft employee?
>>>> Is he really? I had no idea. No wonder it's all falling apart. We
>>>> need someone technically competent in charge of the BBC, not an
>>>> ex-Microsoft person.
>>> BTW, I read somewhere that BIS eventually abstained on OOXML (Groklaw
>>> interpreted their press release incorrectly). This makes the UK one among
>>> the few developed countries that did not say no to making a broken
>>> proprietary format an international standard (fast track even!).
>> Oh god, how embarrassing is that. Our corruption index will start to
>> fall yet further. It's an interesting problem that as Microsoft's
>> problems continue to compound, they will have to start "letting people
>> go", which could mean that many of them end up in influential positions
>> elsewhere, but take their Microsoft attitudes to corruption, bribery,
>> lock-in, poor design and so on with them.
> Not so long ago, Microsoft 'planted' its own corrupt people (they learned from
> the 'best') in a competitive company named XenSource. With enough positions of
> power in that company, its direction was subverted and it was 'sold' to
> Microsoft Windows by proxy (Citrix).
Well, if the source code is out there, then the situation is
recoverable. So long as it's GPLed, no binary blobs, then all is far
> Similarly, Microsoft put its Trojan horses ('agents') in British government
> departments and the BBC. Microsoft can now carry on with its imperialistic
> agenda. It calls the shots.
One has to wonder how much that costs to maintain, and indeed, just how
sustainable it is. As the antics of the Microsoft owned people embedded
in the BBC, National Archives, British Library and so on are all
revealed. My suspicion is that other, more powerful folk, will be more
than happy to push them aside. Microsoft is not the only organisation
with an agenda, and is one of the least subtle on the planet.
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