Friday, January 28, 2005

Not The Briar Patch!

Please Microsoft, do this.

Please restrict the functionality and security of illegal Windows users. After all, it's not like they have an alternative, do they? Sure, there's Linux, and sure Mac is getting cooler again with every iPod purchase. And sure, Firefox is slowly eating away at IE's dominance of the web. But I'm sure your brilliant plan to piss off all your users is bound to succeed.

Oddly enough, I've just been studying the 30-years war in class. Capsule version (easy to dispute, but relatively accurate): The Pope and the Holy Roman Emperor (let's call him Bill G... no wait, that's too obvious. B. Gates) decided that there were too many protestants in the empire, attempted to crack down on their worship, and provoked a war that destroyed the power of the Pope and Emperor. Not that I think this is relevant in any way.

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