Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th Nov 2009 19:11 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Microsoft During Microsoft's Professional Developers Conference the company's President of Server and Tools, Bob Muglia, and Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie talked to a select group of reporters and bloggers about a variety of topics - including Silverlight.
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RE[3]: Microsoft = Evil?
by Johnny on Wed 25th Nov 2009 15:44 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Microsoft = Evil?"
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What, because they are, at least to some agree, innovating and developing new solutions for the web which the current standards doesn't allow? Preventing that would be anti-competitive, not better for competion.

Yeah Lemur,
Cut Microsoft some slack. Their "new" solutions are platform portable. They work perfectly on Windows XP Home, Windows XP Pro, Windows Vista Family Edition, Windows Vista Home, Windows Vista Expensive, Windows 7 Starter-one-process-only-Kit, Windows 7 Home edition, Windows 7 So-Expensive-It-Must-Be-Good Edition.

Yes, I agree Microsoft does excellent innovation of patent-encumbered standards that work only on Microsoft platforms. We should continue to encourage this wasteful and inefficient means of competition that only huge monolithic institutions can afford to enter, but of which only Microsoft has enough money and head start to beat every other "huge" monolitihic institution.

In the same spirit and logic, I think we should dispense with not only British banana units (inches, feet, ounces, pounds, etc.) but also the metric system (meters, kilograms, liters, etc.). I believe that the metric system is stifling competition and innovation in the physical measurement standards ecosphere.

Any overbloated company should have the right to come up with its own patent-encumbered physical units of measurement that only its products can legally adhere to. Moreover, those companies should have the right to prevent other companies from reading the documentation on their new, innovative, units of measurement.

Yes. I think this proposal is the best, most efficient, use of our natural resources which will insure a never ending supply of profit^H^H^H^H^Hconsumer satisfaction in purchasing our one-of-a-kind physical unit of measurement which works only with our products.

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