Re: Microsoft products

Subject: Re: Microsoft products
From: peter <pnewman1 -at- optonline -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2002 08:32:55 -0500

On Thursday 14 March 2002 07:19 am, Steve Hudson wrote:
> If your audience is reasonably computer literate, one would expect them to
> recognise Excel as Micro$oft Excel. Word is a different issue, out of
> context a Word Heretic could just be another d00d who says d0wn with
> c0v3nt10n -at- 115m -dot-

It's a matter of complying with copyright law. MS has a vested interest in
preventing the mark "Excel' from becomming public domain. Hence the
insistance of use of the prefix "Microsoft," when referring to Excel.

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Peter

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