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druck: "Its commonly said that the Microsoft PC has put computing innovation back a decade. If Britain had any clue how to support its home grown talent, Steve would be at the forefront of putting us a decade ahead."

You mean the mass adoption of the Microsoft PC ;) But, indeed, that's very true and a huge shame. It's extremely disappointing to see the use of Windows being so common, so obvious, like a cognitive lock-in. But what is truly upsetting, is that some use them against better judgement. People who are informed about Microsoft's ways and the availability of better alternatives. Unfortunately, most people are not rebelling against Microsoft. They don’t know any better. About 25 years ago, someone quite knowledgeable in the industry mentioned that if IBM wins, we'll enter a 'computer dark ages' for about 20 years. And then Microsoft came along, even taking the mighty IBM by surprise.

By the way, have you considered the fact that Britain does have a clue how to support their own home-grown talent? It's pretty obvious they've allowed Microsoft's sickening ways to persevere, it doesn't take a paranoid vulcan to connect the dots. It's the same in other countries.

 is a RISC OS UserhEgelia on 22/9/07 3:54PM
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