[Linux-pe] OT: Opportunity knocks
Charles M Howe
cmhowe at patriot.net
Thu Dec 11 00:52:16 EST 2008
Yeah, and Ballmer is a national hero and Bill Gates is on track to get
the Nobel Peace Pize. Ijust puked.
Charlie, who appreciates irony (define irony!)
On Wed, 2008-12-10 at 22:32 -0500, Michael Hughes wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 10, 2008 at 8:46 PM, Charles MacDonald <cmacd at zeusprune.ca> wrote:
> > Alan McConnell wrote:
> >> There
> >> is a big industry whose reason for being is to sweep up after
> >> the M$ elephant. The country and the industry are suffering
> >> because of "mono-culture" and what seem to me to be bad
> >> practice.
> > And imagine how much is taken out of the strugling north american
> > ecconomy by the all add-ons and consultants needed to keep the MS
> > monster (sort-of) running.
> Listening to the news about the automotive bail-outs and how much the
> American economy would suffer if the Big Three went bankrupt got me
> thinking: how dependent is the country on Microsoft?
> What would happen if MS was in a financial crisis? Not that that
> could ever happen, but it would be easy to make the case that it is a
> matter of National Security that the success and serviceability of MS
> never be in doubt.
> If I were their CFO, I'd feel absolutely untouchable. I think I'm
> going to go buy some stocks.
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