Thursday, May 17, 2007

A Chilling Tale of Incompatibility

I just read this scary story written by Jeremy Allison about a poor 11-year old and Windows Vista. Here's the poignant quote from the tale:

Copy and paste were disabled. Think about the fear and paranoia that led to that decision in the product design meeting for the trial version....What this means is that if you use the trial version of Office 2007 for thirty days, all documents you create will be completely unreadable by any other software unless you buy back access to your documents by purchasing the full version of the software. No easy way to get your documents out.

I'm speechless.

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