[ExI] Microsoft, was: tabby's star again

Mike Dougherty msd001 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 25 02:19:36 UTC 2016

On Aug 24, 2016 2:57 PM, "spike" <spike66 at att.net> wrote:
> There was an excellent talk hosted by SETI over at the Microsloth campus
last week.  Now, a good new article on the latest on Tabby’s star:

Every time I read your "Microsloth" jab it makes me cringe.

That company did a lot to make computers everyday items.  Can you imagine
an alternate world where Microsoft never existed?  Maybe something else
would have filled the role and history would read almost identically.
Maybe "computers" would still be enormous machines operated by specialist
trained in their arcane art.  Do you think the Internet would be anything
like we have today if the only inhabitants were the old stereotype of
basement-dwelling nerds?

idk, i feel like Microsoft deserves at least some respect for directly and
indirectly contributing to the world we mostly take for granted today.
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