It's Bedlam at Microsoft

CobraBoy! (
Wed, 12 Nov 1997 10:01:15 -0800

> A few weeks back, there occurred at the Microsoft Corp. an
> eerily prophetic and symbolic episode that signaled
>to the world
> that the company is doomed. Microsoft, it is now
>clear, is
> peopled largely by egomaniacs whose self-importance
> them from exercising the kind of self-criticism that
>until now
> has been the key to Bill Gates and Company's outsized



The idea that Bill Gates has appeared like a knight in shining
armour to lead all customers out of a mire of technological
chaos neatly ignores the fact that it was he who, by peddling
second-rate technology, led them into it in the first place.
-Douglas Adams, on Windows '95

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