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Reader Comments on Aardvark Daily 22 November 2001

Note: the comments below are the unabridged submissions of readers and do
not necessarily reflect the opinions of the publisher.

 

From: David Annett
For : The Editor (for publication)
Subj: A real cynic

A real cynic, not me, of course, would say that giving away
Microsoft software to schools was like giving them drugs.
The first copy/hit is free but you will pay for your next fix.




From: Peter
For : The Editor (for publication)
Subj: Generous Microsoft?

Microsoft's "generousity" is so self serving it is
laughable.  It is hard to understand how MS is allowed to
get away with it.
A far more reasonable arrangement would be $1b in the form
of real benefits to schools, such as classrooms, library
books, food, and the like.
The reported arrangement looks much closer to a reward for
Microsoft, not a penalty, because it provides a big net
benefit to MS.




From: Alan
For : The Editor (for publication)
Subj: It's worse even than that...

What about the can-only-talk-Microsoft generation that such
a flood of MS software will spawn?  Not only are we talking
about the debatable value of the donation and the slamming
of doors for open source offerings, we are also observing
the wholesale creation of a generation that will speak
nothing but MS; they'll recommend and support it, unaware
or unskilled in competitor offerings.

Welcome to the borg, little ones, assimilate your friends
and family too...

And all the while, MS look like mr nice guy. Bet there's a
good tax spin off to go with the publicity too...




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