Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on July 15, 2004 11:13 PM
very doubtful premise:
Seeing Michael Moore's thought-provoking "Fahrenheit 9/11" has given me a much greater appreciation of the disdain -- dare I say the hate? -- that many Microsoft Corp. foes feel as they face off against the powerful, politically connected software giant.
The first part is all subjective blabla (not my preference to start with as an article. I prefer to start with facts, eventually with a source), the second one i'm wondering: what makes you think so? Why the analogy?
Not that i agree or disagree or something, but if you draw a line between software industry and politics do it thoroughly and not overly broad. For example, InTheBeginningWasTheCommandLine does something similar but the nice aspects are: * Its a minor part of the whole point * The whole point doesn't depend on the political premise. Its merely an argument to support the end conclusion. * It is thoroughly written * The political premise is not the premise with which the author started. It comes way later.
As a result it is more thought-provoking because people who agree with the war, disagree with F9/11, agree with Bush, disagree with Kerry, are Republican, Christian, etc etc etc are gonna be ticked off when they read that first few sentences. That's not what you want, is it?
Next time i suggest you either: * Learn something from what i pointed out above * Don't post this on a website where reps, dems and people from all over the world are supposed to surf in harmony.