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[firstname.lastname@example.org: Re: How Much Has Bill Overcharged America?]
this is a good question!
Microsoft repeatedly forces obsolescence of its own software and
forces whoever it can in the world to BUY THE SAME SOFTWARE OVER AND
OVER AGAIN. (Because the public interface can be tweaked.) How could our
trade deficit go up so much in sept? Like prescription drugs,
Americans pay a lot more for software than every other country in the
world. And since upgrades are more expensive than preloads, when we
buy new equipment, we REALLY are repurchasing the same software.
Should there finally be a case in 2020 that MS amassed its wealth by
abusing the public through its "Innovations," maybe a class-action
suit will follow. SO SAVE YOUR RECEIPTS! "How many times did you pay
for the same COMMAND.COM? the same "notepad" mini-editor? the same "file
menu"? How many times did you buy the same "spell checker" over and
over again? For each qualified double purchase, you are entitled to a
$5 rebate from the $5 Trillion MS class action settlement. :)
Professor Jordan B. Pollack DEMO Laboratory, Volen Center for Complex Systems
Computer Science Dept, MS018 Phone (617) 736-2713/Lab x3366/Fax x2741
Brandeis University website: http://www.demo.cs.brandeis.edu
Waltham, MA 02254 email: email@example.com
PS: this is a true story. We have purchased two MS "Magic School Bus"
games- wonderful ed-software. We grabbed a new one - Dinosaurs -
without reading the box - it discovers we don't have Win95, and halts!
My 4 year old son is pissed:
Dylan: "upgrade to windows 95 RIGHT NOW so I can play!"
Daddy: "No Way! Thats $300 and mommies computer
will be down for 3 days with the new harddisk and memory we need."
Dylan: (Temper Tantrum)
(later, he sees the screen of my new laptop.)
Dylan: "Youre running windows 95, Daddy! You can run magic School Bus!"
Daddy: "Huh? How do you know that?
Dylan: "Because of the Blue Sky!"
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