[oclug] The Sinnister MS Connection Was : Rogers domain oddness.
rjordan at student.math.uwaterloo.ca
Fri Feb 2 10:59:06 EST 2001
> Here here! I use what ever platform my customer needs me to use. I think it
> is just easy fun to poke and prod MS. I have a very good friend that works
> for MS in Oregon, he hold three degree's. One Biochem(Cum Laude), one in
> Business, and the last is Computer Science. The last was because he was tired
> of being fed the line. He decided to become self sufficient. He is far from
> stupid and he has inventive skills next to none. This is why he has the high
> paying (stressful) job at MS. I am always teasing him about MS products, but
> it is always just in good fun. Besides MS makes it fairly easy. So I guess
> Matt is right. Don't take it too serious, Linux is not the Holy Grail. To
> some maybe. To me it is a relief, usually.
I would have to agree.
Many companies may be evil, or practice unethical behaviour, but the
customer of the product does not inherit the ill deeds of the producer.
If the use of M$ products constitutes a sin, then it seems to me that
(a) driving gas powered motor vehicles should also be a sin,
(b) the use of cigarettes should be a sin,
(c) the consumption of alcoholic beverages should be a sin.
Although, I am not a particularly religious person, the above
classifications are *ludicrous* (at least without context).
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