Sunday, February 26, 2006
This product will definitely impact the development processes being bandied about by the masses. [rubs hands with glee...]
Thursday, February 23, 2006
- Office incompatiblity - since when is a requirement that your program integrates with everyone elses? Isn't it a little extreme that Group A is suing because they can't figure out how to gracefully handle a file created by Group B.
- HTML Replacement - evidently, the fact that MS prefers to innovate and extend on HTML that is just unfair to those who would rather keep the status quo. XAML has an open specification so there is no reason they couldn't choose to support it. Or even to ignore it and create their own language or extensions.
- DRM Bundling - are you kidding me? So because they are adding a feature to increase security for users, it creates an unfair advantage? The feature is useless unless all their applications support it. So how could they not bundle this? Isn't this exactly the type of support that other DRM solutions would like to create if they could?
As downhill as Microsoft has gone over the years, it is lawsuits like this that just make the world a harsher place. It is whining children like the clowns at Real, Oracle, and Sun who stifle creation, impede progress, and choke the life out of innovation and progress. We should sue them for wasting all our time.
I am first to vote with my time, chatter, and pocketbook when I see evil in the marketplace. Hotmail for example, is sorely lacking in features, is almost unusable because of advertising and its garbage interface. So now I use GMail for my primary personal email client after being a loyal hotmail fan for many years. Likewise, I the Firefox browser as my primary web client because of features and performance that are lacking in IE. If you don't like a product, you can ignore it, speak out against it, or pick a better alternative. But tieing up our courts just to make a statement is petty, wasteful, immature, and...well...evil.