Verily I say unto thee, that Phil Da Lick! spake thusly:
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> Open source fanciers finger Beeb's Win 7 'sales presentation'
> Not surprising. MSBBC's coverage of the azure anouncement was nothing
> more than a sales pitch for MS's platform.
Did you see the blatant half-hour advert the MSBBC ran for Vista?
Here's a taste, courtesy of Max Flint of the MSBBC:
Tonight on The Money Programme, I'm on my way to the launch of one of
the world's biggest products...
No1: How does he know it's "one of the world's biggest products" if it
hasn't even been launched yet? I mean this is the most obvious case
of wishful thinking (IOW /bias/) I've ever seen at the MSBBC.
No2: A POS sequel to a POS operating system from a POS American company
run by gangsters, is "one of the world's biggest products"?
The fist ever car, or the first ever toaster, or frankly the first ever
*anything* might be said to be worthy of such fawning, but ... *Vista*?
That huge; bloated; maggot-infested; putrid turd of an OS is "one of the
world's biggest products" ... amazingly, before it's even been launched?
The stench of corruption is overpowering.
It'll generate billions in sales, and pretty soon most of us will be
Oh we will, will we?
How bloody arrogant; blatantly biased; and as it turns out ... wrong. He
might just as well have said "As a Microsoft business partner, the MSBBC
sincerely *hopes* that Vista will generate billions in sales, and pretty
soon most of us will be using it."
Then there's this little nugget at the end:
But Microsoft doesn't need to worry too much if people are put off by
the cost of an upgrade. Vista will be pre-installed on almost all new
computers, so they'll get the big sales anyway.
That's the genius of Bill Gates' business.
Excuse me while I puke.
Yeah, a gangster running a racketeering operation is pure "genius", so
says the MSBBC ... of course.
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