[OT] "They Criticized Vista. And They Should Know."

Mikey mikeythek at gmail.com
Wed Mar 12 15:49:39 EDT 2008


We've deployed exactly one vista box.  Since that time I've bought
several more XP boxes just to avoid vista.  I still have a vista box
we purchased sitting in its box.  It's probably going to stay there
for the foreseeable future.

On Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 3:37 PM, Joe Lewis Wilkins <pepetoo at cox.net> wrote:
> Jim, I love it. Of course, I love all sorts of conspiracy theories -
>  even the really stupid ones. After the kinds of things Gates pulled,
>  initially, he would have deserved such treatment. (smile) Besides, The
>  Pirates of Silicon Valley needs a sequel.
>
>  Joe Wilkins
>
>
>
>
>  On Mar 12, 2008, at 1:27 PM, Jim Ault wrote:
>
>  > On 3/12/08 11:00 AM, "Richard Gaskin" <ambassador at fourthworld.com>
>  > wrote:
>  >
>  >> Scott Rossi wrote:
>  >>>
>  >>> http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/09/business/09digi.html?_r=1&oref=slogin
>  >>>
>  >>> Sadly disturbing.  Makes one wonder who's making the decisions
>  >>> over in
>  >>> Redmond.
>  >>
>  >> Magic 8-Ball?  :)
>  >
>  > My current theory is that in a decade or so it will be revealed that
>  > Apple
>  > placed sleepers at Redmond, they rose to the inner sanctum, and made
>  > decisions that would very effectively discard vast areas of market
>  > share.
>  > The major revelation would be how this was kept secret for so long.
>  >
>  > The real artful work is to make poor decisions and still keep your
>  > job in
>  > order to perpetuate the debacle.
>  >
>  > Jim Ault
>  > Las Vegas
>  >
>  >
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