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November 28, 2002 @ 10:11 pm ๐Ÿ”— Post Link

pondering, relationship, Mer, geeky and tech



I guess when things are going bad (and for me they areโ€ฆ) one should try and focus on the positive things in oneโ€™s life. yes dig and look hard.

Fortunately for me I donโ€™t have to look that far. My significant other has been with me (enduring me) through many ups and downs (and fall downs and way downsโ€ฆ and gawd โ€“ get ups!) She has made me smile when I didnโ€™t want too. She has given me hope when I needed to find some. She offers comfort when I need to be held. I just wanted to say thank you. Some dayโ€ฆ we will find an island in the sun.

Update 2024: Or maybe she'll listen to her some of her poisonous family and stab me in the back...

donโ€™t upgrade to XP!!

โ€˜Others feel we must persuade our political leaders to draw the line. โ€œI refuse to upgrade to Windows XP and Office XP because I feel that the product activation procedures are unreasonable,โ€ another reader wrote. โ€œBut what can we as consumers do to get our lawmakers to protect us from the slippery corporate giants? We should not be required to provide any marketing info to a company [to which] weโ€™ve paid for a product. Many of these companies profile consumers, sell consumer information to other companies [that] might benefit financially from aggressive โ€” and annoying โ€” targeting of these people by telemarketers, etc. I know that our government encourages free trade and does not like to intervene and impose rules on free markets, but they also have a responsibility to its citizens at large, namely you and me.โ€

OK, but Iโ€™m not going to hold my breath. I think the best answer is to be heard echoing through the comments of all these readers: Donโ€™t buy this stuff. If nothing else, hold on to the blessedly registerware-free software youโ€™ve got, because itโ€™s looking more valuable all the time. Itโ€™s neither too late to register your gripes, nor is it too late to vote with your feet.โ€™

Micro$oft has gone to far. One user at a time -hopefully- they will get the message.

Update: infoworld page is 404. (Dec. 2013)

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