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Re: <nettime> MS tweaks national sovereignty, animated GIF at 11
Carl Guderian on Fri, 20 Aug 2004 18:25:16 +0200 (CEST)


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Re: <nettime> MS tweaks national sovereignty, animated GIF at 11


This story got a good working-over on Slashdot. Microsoft aren't entirely
guilty on this. The Kashmir issue would land them in legal hot water with
India or Pakistan, however they decided. Saudi feelings to the contrary,
MS got it right with Age of Empires: opposing armies *do* convert enemies
temples when they don't knock them down, e.g., the Hagia Sophia.

Microsoft are guilty of a lot of things, but on cultural ignorance they're
no worse than anybody else. Except with F/LOSS people, and MS are all over
them like Crusaders on Cathars.

Carl



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>      [via <tbyfield {AT} panix.com>. so many possible metacommentaries,
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> http://news.com.com/2102-1014_3-5316664.html?tag=st.util.print
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> How eight pixels cost Microsoft millions


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