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Re: Microsoft bashing
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- Subject: Re: Microsoft bashing
- From: rob at alegria.com (Rob Lingelbach)
- Date: Mon, 15 Feb 1999 14:43:27 -0600
- In-Reply-To: Jim Lindelien <jiml at timelogic.com> "[TIG] Microsoft bashing" (Feb 15, 11:12)
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On Feb 15, 11:12, Jim Lindelien wrote:
} Subject: [TIG] Microsoft bashing
> Given how serverely Rob restricts usage of the TIG to prevent commericial
> pronoucements, I for one am always struck at how quickly he flames
> Microsoft. Can you really have it both ways?
> I have always said that if you think Microsoft is unfair, buy their stock
> to make up for it. For, donate it to charity--maybe a UNIX one.
Jim, first of all I'll try not to take your pronouncement about my
intentions and actions as a flame, but it's difficult.
First, let me mention that I run the TIG in what spare time I have.
That means that I must understand and react to system administration
issues, which have everything to do with the internet and its
mail-handling protocols. I have every reason to try to influence
people away from products that make my life more difficult. I try to
do this privately; however, if you buy products that confound my
ability to run the TIG, then I reserve the right to air these issues
on the TIG, particularly as they apply to the mechanisms of a
mailinglist and associated archival, retrieval, html-translating, and
Second, and this is a highly personal opinion, the world would be a
much better place if we could educate ourselves away from greed, as
our prime motivation.
Rob Lingelbach | "I would give nothing for that man's religion
rob at alegria.com | whose very dog and cat are not the better for it."
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