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Scott Francis Baker


May 4th, 2001

Stupid Microsoft @ 08:59 am

When will they learn that there is more to life than making money?

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From:lurker
Date:May 4th, 2001 09:06 am (UTC)
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Dunno, when will they learn?
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From:muerte
Date:May 4th, 2001 10:37 am (UTC)
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Great he has a foundation. A lot of entrepeneurs have foundations. Why doesn't he give something back to the community that made him rich? Why doesn't he promote growth in community by open sourcing older projects etc.
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From:lurker
Date:May 4th, 2001 11:26 am (UTC)
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Why should he?

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From:muerte
Date:May 4th, 2001 03:33 pm (UTC)
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He should because he claims his company is solely interested in the use of technology in our lives. The cost on a lot of Microsoft products is prohibitive. He SHOULD because it's the right thing to do.
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From:gorgonous
Date:May 4th, 2001 12:32 pm (UTC)
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He's given (m|b)illions of dollars to charities. (Health, funding tecnology in libraries and schools, etc)
Techies make up a small portion of the community that buys Microsoft products.. The large portion is schools and other corporations.
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From:foobar
Date:May 4th, 2001 09:36 am (UTC)

Wait a second...

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... I hate Microsoft as much as anyone... but Microsoft, "the entity", is a corporation. It was founded for one reason, and that is to make money. It HAS no other purpose in life. Bill Gates and the other Microsofties are doing their job by being competitive and acting like assholes in general. I do think they often go past reasonable levels, but for the most part they're just doing their job - and considering the way Microsoft is doing, doing it pretty well.

Yes, a corporation can be successful without everyone acting like assholes, but you can't really argue with the results they've achieved.
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From:muerte
Date:May 4th, 2001 10:36 am (UTC)

Re: Wait a second...

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I agree, as a corporation they are amazing. What they have achieved is damn near miraculous. I still don't necessarily agree with some of their marketing tactics etc. I would like to think it's possible to be rich and powerful and not be manipulative.

Scott Francis Baker