Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Monkeys could do it better

I think it is quite evident that Microsoft is going absolutely insane .

First, the emoticon :-(
Great. Now I owe Microsoft restitution for using their so-called invention. Why not tackle ASCII art while you are at it? Finger painting? Or the innate and instinctual tendency for one to raise one's cheeks toward the heavens to show pleasure or happiness? Let's turn my infant nephews into patent law violators. Sounds like a plan to me.

Second, the double click: a computing staple for nearly 20 years. Why not try to renew a patent on the vaccuum tube?

Now, and I am keenly aware that some of you may or may not be in the know, as it were, despite common business sense would lend to its consideration, Microsoft is preparing a new version of Windows (named VISTA, for your own edifcation) and a necessary new version of Office (version 12).

Ok, I lied. Twice. (1) Microsoft is preparing SEVEN new versions of Windows (Minimum requirement 1-2GB of memory) because there is no better type of consumer than a confused one, obviously, and (2) They are raping the tried and true Office interface that we've come to know and love over the past decade, seemingly, just for the hell of it. Goodbye dear Edit menu, I hardly knew thee.

Ancient Chinese Proverb says: If it ain't broke, don't fix it

Ok perhaps that isn't Chinese, but it is proverbial.


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