Summary: The relationship between Washington and Microsoft as shown more comically (see the original in the links below)
Jeff sez, “Inspired by Boing Boing post about Microsoft tax dodge, cartoonist RR Anderson takes on Washington’s $100 million tax cut and tax amnesty for Microsoft.”
This cartoon was also mentioned by a former Microsoft employee. There is this post/article of his about bias at the Seattle Times, which still seemingly refuses to cover Microsoft’s offences and instead glorifies rogue operations.
As the Seattle Weekly discussed earlier, the Seattle Times has yet to report on Representative Ross Hunter’s HB3176 and its proposed $100 million tax cut for Microsoft as well as $1.27 billion in amnesty. It may be that the paper is too busy running to the bank to cash Microsoft’s latest check for a full page ad on the controversial 20th century vision to add more car lanes highway 520.
“Microsoft looks at new ideas, they don’t evaluate whether the idea will move the industry forward, they ask, ‘how will it help us sell more copies of Windows?’”
–Bill Gates, The Seattle Weekly, (April 30, 1998)