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"Microsoft Killed My Pappy" 742

Posted by timothy
from the and-in-my-day-we-just-modulated-the-electricity-with-our-tongues dept.
theodp writes "A conversation with an angry young developer prompts Microsoft Program Manager Scott Hanselman to blog about 'Microsoft Haters: The Next Generation.' 'The ones I find the most interesting,' says Hanselman, are the 'Microsoft killed my Pappy' people, angry with generational anger. My elders hated Microsoft so I hate them. Why? Because, you wronged me.' The U.S. and Japan managed to get over the whole World War II thing, Hanselman notes, so why can't people manage to get past the Microsoft antitrust thing, which was initiated in 1998 for actions in 1994? 'At some point you let go,' he suggests, 'and you start again with fresh eyes.' Despite the overall good-humored, why-can't-we-get-along tone of his post, Hanselman can't resist one dig that seems aimed at putting things into perspective for those who would still Slashdot like it's 1999: 'I wonder if I can swap out Chrome from Chrome OS or Mobile Safari in iOS.'"
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  • Because... (Score:5, Funny)

    by Max Threshold (540114) on Sunday February 23, 2014 @12:56PM (#46316401)
    The US and Japan aren't still bombing each other. But Microsoft is still pulling the same stunts. In fact, they never stopped. They just kept doing it until it seemed normal and the government forgot why it was angry.
  • Re:Change (Score:5, Funny)

    by Sponge Bath (413667) on Sunday February 23, 2014 @01:03PM (#46316459)

    The landscape has changed. And some people want to be optimistic about it.

    The same people are waiting for Kim Jong Un to make reforms in North Korea. His uncle is skeptical.

  • Re:Change (Score:4, Funny)

    by BasilBrush (643681) on Sunday February 23, 2014 @01:28PM (#46316649)

    Comparing genocide with doing business? Only on the Internet!

    Not at all, here's a billionaire comparing the treatment of the 1% to the Holocaust. Written in a letter, published in the WSJ. Internet not required.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/n... [independent.co.uk]

    Completely undermining?!? You should really look up how standards are made, how many of those there are and why OOXML isn't worse than anything. Really, why is that a problem for you unless you are a rabid MS-hater?

    On the contrary, everyone around at the time of MS's corruption of the standards bodies is well aware of the corruption. You didn't need to be a hater, it was everywhere in the tech news.

    Now are you denying it because you are too young to remember, or because you're an apologist?

  • Re:Change (Score:5, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday February 23, 2014 @02:22PM (#46317063)

    Another coal mine "incident" kills dozens of minors.

    Holy shit! What were they even doing in the mine? Was there a field trip or something?

He keeps differentiating, flying off on a tangent.

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