[thelist] MS Silverlight

Robert Gormley robert at pennyonthesidewalk.com
Mon May 28 12:48:21 CDT 2007

Here is an example that is of some relevance to this discussion:

A previous release of the MSN portal in the "bad old days" (ie www.msn.com) locked Opera users out, for no specific reason other than "not on the supported browser matrix".

Following calls and discussions and commentary, less than 24 hours later, a Group Program Manager from Microsoft was on his way from Redmond to Norway to /apologize/ for the lack of judgment shown in this decision, and to promise that Opera users would no longer be locked out arbitrarily.

Error of judgment? Definitely. Ability to change things for the better? Definitely.

Apologist for Microsoft? Not so much. Just a little counterpoint to "Microsoft can do no right".

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Subject: Re: [thelist] MS Silverlight

What is not "pure speculation" on my part is the historical data that
clearly supports an assertion that one plays along with Microsoft at
their own peril:

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