All posts tagged: microsoft

Rich people do not create jobs!

Current Affairs

The most important reason the theory that “rich people create the jobs” is absurd, argues Nick Hanauer, the founder of online advertising company aQuantive, which Microsoft bought for $6.4 billion, is that rich people do not create jobs, even if they found and build companies that eventually employ thousands of people. What creates the jobs, Hanauer astutely observes, is a healthy economic ecosystem surrounding the company, which starts with the companys customers. The company’s customers […]

Baby nerds

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Paul Allen Dishes the Gossip on Bill Gates (and His Yacht) on 60 Minutes. Related Articles Bill Gates and Paul Allen, Unplugged ( Paul Allen on Bill Gates ( Paul Allen breaks his silence, calls Gates a rip-off artist in new book (

Why I am a Mac user, part 354

electronic life

Microsoft Tries to Polish Vista – Bits – Technology – New York Times Blog After spending $500 million, Microsoft might be able to convince people that Windows Vista is not awful. But just because you can show the earth is not flat, doesn’t mean you will rule the new world.

Sending people Word docs in the email.

electronic life

And the downside thereof. From my Tumblelog, when silence grew too small, she spoke Worse still, sending people Word documents is a discourtesy because it implies that if they don’t own the programs that you use, you’re not interested in whether or not they can read what you’ve written. Imagine sending a document in Latin to someone else without knowing whether or not they read Latin! If you send someone a Word document, the only […]

Yet another reason to be glad I run OSX

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From The Cult of Mac… Shut Down in Vista: Nine Choices: Every couple of years Microsoft will come forward and really make the play that they’ve learned from past experiences, and they finally have gotten religion with user-centered design. Well, allow Joel Spolsky to differ on that point. You see, in creating the shut-down feature for Windows Vista, MS has thrown nine, count them, NINE, choices in to the mix. In addition to two icons […]

Yet another reason to switch to Mac

electronic life

Or at least switch to Firefox for your browser. Latest Microsoft Patches causing wide spread problems.: Ever since the security updates rolled out by microsoft this week i’ve been getting wide spread reports of problems on my site and other sites. When users attempt to reply to a message, or use the search on my site both of which are forms IE crashes and exits. I’ve talked to other dating site owners and the same […]