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Re: [dist-obj] Axiomatic comparison of CORBA and
Philip Eskelin wrote:
> Albert wrote:
> > I have had similar thoughts. It would be interesting to find
> > out whether Microsoft had forced mass-upgrades in mind.
> This is one reason my emails regarding Microsoft's current "trust me"
> doctrine are laced with paranoia. I frequently get Windows Update
> notifications that I need to update my installation of Windows. A generic
> description of the update is included, but who's to say that new SOAP
> services, core browser binaries, or other "trust us" technologies based on
> future innovation won't be hardwired into your desktop.
> (Just look into your 'C:\Program Files\Common Files' folder, and you might
> be surprised...)
> On one hand, as a consumer, I'm getting more for my money. But on the other
> hand, as a programmer, once seamless deployment of mass upgrades is a
> generally accepted feature, it could become a powerful overnight tool for
> stomping out competition.
> Eight years ago, I downloaded Mosaic for the first time, and immediately
> knew it was something that I never had but always wanted. Access to
> anything anywhere anytime. But where is Mosaic now? Netscape? And to my
> point, where is Internet Explorer??
> In the desktop - BINGO!
I don't trust Bill Gates and Co. as far as I can throw all
Just because we sound paranoid doesn't mean Bill isn't out
to pick all our pockets :)
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