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Re: M$ Has Stooped To A New Low

From: Patrick Anderson
Subject: Re: M$ Has Stooped To A New Low
Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2013 16:23:33 -0700

> I don't think we should be making fun of Microsoft's products and/or
> Microsoft's employees that way. Not only is it just mean but it actually
> distracts from the core issue at hand: that Microsoft sells proprietary
> software and that proprietary software is morally unacceptable and that
> really is the problem.

One the one hand I agree and feel a tinge of regret.

Any time spent talking about *anything* beyond defeating proprietary
production is a distraction.

> making fun of Richard Stallman (who is a pretty easy target and most of us
> have seen

On the other hand, both RMS and Ballmer and that Win8 ad could be
improved by listening honestly to how society perceives them.

> If we think making fun of Richard Stallman to discount Free Software is
> unfair, then us making fun of Ballmer to discount Microsoft is unfair too.

Both of these characters need to wake up to the damage they cause when
they act in such bizarre ways.

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