MS ( was WG, per Sergei Osokin)
- Efforts to describe Microsoft as good or evil are wrong headed, which is why the
religious war never ends. Any corporation of this size has too many dimensions
to be characterized that simply. Is it pathetic to resort to government
intervention via monopoly laws? Hardly. Both Microsoft and their competitors
are playing the game with everything at their disposal. Pathetic is when either
one side fails to play conscientiously.
Sometimes Microsoft uses warm fuzzy tactics, like open protocols. Sometimes
they use cold hard tactics, like product tying. Either way good strategy
requires clear sight, as broad as possible an understanding, and focus on the
Go ahead and fight for your own turf using Microsoft as an ally or an enemy.
They don't mind either way. What makes it an honorable fight is whether you do
a good job.