Free ride? I'll say

Started May 4, 2002 | Discussions thread
lawprofkk Regular Member • Posts: 290
Re: The World vs. Microsoft

Nice post, SJ.

I hereby pass on the cudgels of defending MS to the geat hordes here for two reasons;

A. Your expertise in the field, both operationally and as to history far exceeds my own, and

B. You've not yet come to the realization that the forces allied against you are not so much MS-centric as Gates-centric, with an overriding dislike/distrust/envy of Mr. Gates which clouds every attempt at reasonable discourse on any of these issues. Therefore, since you have not yet come to this realization, you are far more willing to bang your head against the wall than I.

An aside - note the signature tag line for Joe Photo. While he seems to be a VERY nice guy and certainly informed (to a point and from a particular point of view) on the issues, I believe he started to think about this issue around the creation of OS/2, stopped upon its demise and the rise of Windows, and hasn't started again (at least in any unbiased, uncolored fashion) since. This is not intended to be a flame to Joe, whom I find otherwise personable and thoughtful on many issues, especially from the standpoint of one who's been involved in the lab side of photography for a long time, where his insights as to the digital "revolution (for lack of a better term) have the added weight of history and informed knowledge - but on this issue, there's no reasoning with him and logic does not avail. Thus I have removed myself from the substantive conversation, so as to avoid any further cluttering of the thread.

Good luck, SJ - you'll surely need it.

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