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  • Innovation (Score:4, Insightful)

    Yes, yes, the best way to foster innovation is to stifle any discussion of ideas which counter Microsoft's innovation.

    Sheesh. If that Web log is even remotely accurate (and given Microsoft's behavior in the past, I'm inclined to believe it), then Microsoft is digging themselves even further into a hole. They are failing to realize that they face a fundamentally different business model and traditional tactics against a non-traditional "enemy" are foolish. It reminds me of the French defeat at the hands

    • Your comparison with the Azincourt battle is most accurate, (but nevertheless optimistic), but there is more : the French at Azincourt were simply incompetent, and it took only a few hours until they realize that all their attempts were doomed. In this case, the Microsoftians appear to simply and purely reject any challenging of their Weltanschauung, or even any allusion to an opinion different than theirs. In other words, they're victims of the propaganda of their own Boss. You know who they remind me ? th
        • You know who they remind me ? the current American and English warmongers who can't explain and discuss reasonably why they think the war against Iraq would be a good thing, and who seem to be only able to ignore or attack ad hominem-ly the people that don't agree with them.

        I take personal offense at this.

        I think Americans on this forum have both explained and discussed reasonably and have not stooped to ad hominems. The worst rhetorical sin I'm guilty of here is guilt by association, claiming those