[SASAG] Proprietary Formats on Public Mailing Lists -- Was: Re: System Admin Job opportunity

Benjamin Krueger benjamin at seattlefenix.net
Sat Sep 1 01:19:15 PDT 2007

* Jim Hogan (jim.hogan at gmail.com) [070901 00:38]:
> Benjamin,
> But if you *like* having a single company control your IT destiny, I'm
> not sure that anything I could say would matter.
> Jim

As long as my hands can hold a book and I can learn, my IT destiny is not tied to any single product.

But that was some good rhetoric. I especially liked the part where you built a beautiful strawman out of the open formats issue and then burned it up with the implication that Microsoft controls the world (and I'm ok with it). I might be worried if it weren't for the fact that justice departments across the world are once again lifting an eyebrow and contemplating how far they will let Microsoft go before pulling on the anti-monopoly leash. Then again, I can't think of the last time a technology standards board actually did anything relevant to the IT industry at all.

Thanks, that was fun!

Benjamin Krueger

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