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

Dave Sill sparge at gmail.com
Thu Aug 25 13:17:14 UTC 2016

On Wed, Aug 24, 2016 at 10:19 PM, Mike Dougherty <msd001 at gmail.com> wrote:

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

Microsoft was in it for the money and was hugely successful at that, and
they had a few innovations along the way, but most people in computer
science and IT think they squandered many opportunities to really improve
desktop computing.

In a world without MS, someone else would have filled the void. Apple
wasn't far behind.

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