Re: Article: Document or else

Subject: Re: Article: Document or else
From: Brian Gordon <elasticsoul2003 -at- yahoo -dot- ca>
To: "List,Techwriter" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 6 Jul 2006 15:28:06 -0700 (PDT)

I don't see what's so hard to understand about this:

The EU and Massachussetts decided that open file formats suit their customers better. They could have simply dropped MS and gone with open formats. Would that have been better for, or more 'fair' to, Microsoft?

What's good for Microsoft - or any large corporation - is not necessarily good for anybody else.

All the best,

----- Original Message ----

Lou Quillio wrote:

> Yet there are a few very big tyrannosaurs to re-educate. The people
> -- who form the market and express themselves through
> government -- will out. Just a question of how messy it'll be.

you won't let old-fashioned ideas
like property rights stop you from forcing everyone to do it your way --
under penalty of fines, imprisonment, ... perhaps re-education?

Katie, thank you very much for your wonderful remarks:

> If people don't like proprietary file formats, then they
> should choose a tool that doesn't use them. Don't legislate
> how people should make things.
> Especially since industry changes a heck of a lot faster than
> government does.

I agree wholeheartedly.



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