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  •  I'm sure the Gates Foundation has done great (0+ / 0-)

    things as well as this ALEC crap.

    But it galls me that all that money came out of the pockets of school districts, non-profits, local, state, and federal agencies who were all forced to pay Microsoft for the privilege of using a PC.

    That's not a  free market and the situation should have been put right around the time of the PC/AT.

    I read help-wanted  ads that demand a resume be sent in "Word format". That's like saying, "Show up for the interview in a Ford product or don't show up at all."

    MS didn't get to be the biggest player by producing the best software. They got there through a convergence of business savvy, timing, monopoly, and user naivete.

     U.S. Marshals enforcing the dictates of Bill Gates' B.S.A. (Business Software Alliance) helped also.

    Reaganomics: The belief that: 1) Unregulated capitalism can produce unlimited goods for unlimited people on a planet with finite resources; 2) We can increase revenue by decreasing revenue.

    by FrY10cK on Fri Dec 09, 2011 at 09:36:01 AM PST

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    •  We're on the same page, except I'd want to (1+ / 0-)
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      see independent, detailed proof of the great things the foundation has actually accomplished before crediting them, given the long, long history of MS "business practices".

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