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On Thu, 14 Nov 2002, Rich Salz wrote:
> On Thu, 14 Nov 2002, Empowering You wrote:
> > I think Microsoft's greatest benefit to mankind is that because they are
> > so large and able to spend so much money on R&D, some of the things they
> > push are well thought out and standards have arisen where before there
> > were only smaller turf battles. I don't know anything about the
> > standards boards so I can't say how much role Microsoft had on them
> > personally. But from an outsiders point of view, it looked to me like
> > the only way we finally got standards accepted is that it took a giant
> > like Microsoft to force them down our throat by using them in their
> > products.
> Oh dear. You are seriously naive and/or delusional.
> Stay away from this mailing list; there are too many sharp edges and
> you might get hurt. Just lie back and let the koolaid comfort you.
this has *got* to be a troll. *no* *one* who has the sense to
use a keyboard can really be this stupid. or, as you suggest,