Verily I say unto thee, that bbgruff spake thusly:
> The Ghost In The Machine wrote:
>> Oh well...it's a benefit to the MS Office user, if nothing else; I
>> just hope they get the conversion more or less right.
> I find this *extremely* interesting, ghost. When discussing technicla
> matters with technical people (meaning when technical people such as
> yourself are kind enough to talk to me!) I try to listen very
> carefully to *what* they say.
It's pretty obvious the Vole is making concessions in order to soften
the blow of the inevitable antitrust findings, rather than it being just
a hand-waving exercise.
Suddenly, it appears, Microsoft has found that indeed its customers
really do want usseful(sic) native ODF support - something that it had
steadfastlly(sic) denied for years.
Looks like the old schoolboy trick of admitting to the lesser crime, to
divert attention away from the bigger one. Bribery and corruption are
such ugly words.
| 'When it comes to knowledge, "ownership" just doesn't make sense'
| ~ Cory Doctorow, The Guardian. http://tinyurl.com/22bgx8
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