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Re: Microsoft: Associate Competing Technology with Mental Deficiency, Using Newsgroups

____/ Linonut on Saturday 12 April 2008 17:29 : \____

> * Roy Schestowitz peremptorily fired off this memo:
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>| "Ideally, use of the competing technology becomes associated with mental
>>| deficiency, as in, "he believes in Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, and
>>| OS/2." Just keep rubbing it in, via the press, analysts, newsgroups,
>>| whatever. Make the complete failure of the competition's technology part of
>>| the mythology of the computer industry. We want to place selection pressure
>>| on those companies and individuals that show a genetic weakness for
>>| competitors' technologies, to make the industry increasingly resistant to
>>| such unhealthy strains, over time."
>> `----
>> --- Microsoft, internal document
>> http://www.groklaw.net/pdf/Comes-3096.pdf
>> Time for a name change to improve the Microsoft brand. How about "Crimes R
>> Us"?
> "Crimosoft" works for me.
> Another quote:
>    "ps.  I think it's fair to say that DRG is asleep at the wheel.  They
>    have only one person evangelising Windows technologies."
> Another:
>    "Here are some document from the Good Old Days that you might find
>    handy in starting this new group.  Don't worry about them leaking,
>    they were already entered into the public record by Bristol
>    Technologies as part of their private anti-trust case.
>    (various "evangelism" docs, ppts, and htms reference)
> Is there any place that has these in ASCII format?
> I was always under the impression that evangelism was used only in
> religion.

Groklaw has it as plain text. Google 'groklaw evangelism is war'.

                ~~ Best of wishes

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