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  •  Well, if your friends work there, (2+ / 0-)
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    sandblaster, JanL

    it can't possibly be a shitty company and Gates can't possibly be anything other than a great guy.

    Your unbelievable emotional attachment to this guy and this company is....odd.

    Will the revolution be easier if we HR each other a lot?

    by JesseCW on Mon Feb 28, 2011 at 11:17:31 AM PST

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    •  Just calling bullshit on bullshit (0+ / 0-)

      Look, I already said you can disagree with Gates on this school issue.  I don't really agree with him either.  But all the spewing of bullshit about Microsoft is just dumb, because the people spewing the bullshit don't know what they are talking about.  

      Attacking Gates because Microsoft isn't union is just dumb, because Microsoft employees don't have any interest in unionizing.

      Attacking Gates for offshore hiring is dumb, because a majority of Microsoft's work is done in Redmond and I suspect they have no more or even less offshore work on average than any other major software company.

      Attacking Gates because you've had trouble running Windows in the past is dumb.  I've run tons of operating systems from tons of different companies over the past 30 years.  Some have been better than Windows.  Lots have been worse.  Windows 7 & XP are two of the best OS's ever created.  Windows Vista and Me are two of the worst.  Microsoft is hardly the only company to get some things right and some things wrong.

      My point is, this is a diary about Gates efforts in education and how he is wrong in that arena.  All the ad-homenim attacks on Microsoft, as if that somehow discredits Gates on this issue, are dumb.  Especially when they come from people that clearly know nothing of what they are talking about.  

      Microsoft not only employs tons of American workers, but the Microsoft platform enables tens of thousands (if not way more) of other IT jobs throughout the industry.  And they build a majority of their software right here in the US.  So yeah, I support Microsoft and I see no reason to be ashamed for that.

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