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Post by melodiccolor on Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:30 pm

Why geeks hate internet explorer.

This informative article also explains a bit of computing and internet history that I found really interesting.

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Post by waterdragon7 on Wed Oct 20, 2010 4:45 pm

melodiccolor wrote:Why geeks hate internet explorer.

This informative article also explains a bit of computing and internet history that I found really interesting.
MC, iirc, at one point, Microsoft had developed the competitive philosophy of "Embrace, Extend, Extinguish." Meaning, "embrace standards", then extend those standards with proprietary extensions, and finally "extinguish the competition." Which didn't make many friends for them as a corporation at the time. You might also find the following link of interest as well:

Halloween_Documents

These documents were primarily notes between Microsoft senior executives as to how they could eliminate Linux as a competitive threat.
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Post by RBM on Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:07 pm

Ahh, WD7, good digging ! I had forgot about those.

Yup, MS went with the strategy of lock-in. Short term it can be pulled off, if you have a decent position on whatever wave you want to capitalize on. MS had such a position on the tech wave - for a while anyway.
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Post by melodiccolor on Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:58 pm

It explains alot the mess we have out there today.....Microsoft is not the only one.

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Post by RBM on Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:58 pm

melodiccolor wrote:It explains alot the mess we have out there today.....Microsoft is not the only one.

Generally I agree. I do have some technology priorities, though, by which I measure what is on the front burner versus the back burner.

For me, the telecom industry is a Priority #1, Front Burner issue.

But I'm not holding my breath.
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