Re: Bill Gates mentions Linux

Lloyd Wood (
Wed, 11 Mar 1998 11:45:16 +0000 (GMT)

On Wed, 11 Mar 1998, spunkanado wrote:

> On Tue, 10 Mar 1998, Joachim Feise wrote:
> >
> > You forget that these drivers only exist because people complained.
> > MS did not provide these drivers when Office 97 came out.
> > The same holds for the 'save as Word95' option in Word97. Files were *not* saved
> > in Word95 format, but in RTF, which caused some formatting to vanish. MS *had*
> > to provide the correct driver after people complained and threatened to switch
> > to the competitor's product, which (fortunately) still exists.
> Ah so younow admit that MS listens to its customers and revises its
> products to included asked for funtions???
> Man, the evil empire is so nasty. I mean they actualy take customer
> feedback and use it. Fuck, we cant have that

Certainly not.

This is why we end up with screen-wasting 'button bars' instead of
better interface metaphors, or a built-in drawing applications of no
real use instead of decent hooks to an external drawing package,
or all those really pointless features in Powerpoint.

Customers make lousy designers.