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____/ Homer on Thursday 14 Jul 2011 17:59 : \____

> Verily I say unto thee, that Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
>> ____/ Chris Ahlstrom on Thursday 14 Jul 2011 11:29 : \____
>>>    http://www.jaronlanier.com/
>> What a messy site.
> Check out the vast block of " " in the source! Hasn't he ever heard
> of using paragraph margins?
> I guess not.
>> And this from the guy who compares participation to Taoism and bashes
>> all that it beneficial.
> Of course! He's a Microsoft "Partner Architect", after all.
> What is it with Microsoft and sinister-sounding job titles/departments?
> "Partner Architect", "Perception Management", "Hired Gun" (games dept.),
> "Technology Evangelist", "Guerilla Marketer", ad nauseam.
> What next? "Eugenics Technician" and "Bioweapons Researcher".
>> What's the reference to Microsoft about? Did he ever work for the
>> convicted monopolist?
> [quote]
> He was Scholar at Large for Microsoft from 2006 to 2009, and Partner
> Architect at Microsoft Research from 2009 forward.
> [/quote]
> http://www.jaronlanier.com/general.html
> So there you have it. He was "at Large" with Microsoft.
> Yes, he really was.
> But not at the time he wrote that page, which apparently was generated
> by a WYSIWYG toy called "Mozilla/4.77C-CCK-MCD {C-UDP; EBM-APPLE}
> (Macintosh; U; PPC) [Netscape]", which translates to a prehistoric
> version of Netscape Composer running on an equally prehistoric Mac.
> A spokesman for Microsoft today confirmed that Jaron Lanier is still at
> large, and should be approached with caution ... and doughnuts.

Wow, that's something to write an article about. It helps explain
why he's had a road rage against FOSS and everything free for the past 5
or so years. It's like Andrew Orlowski with a book deal..

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