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03.31.11

It Takes Microsoft Managers to be Malicious

Posted in Bill Gates, Microsoft at 6:47 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz



Paul Allen, photo by msprague

Summary: Traul Allen (a patent troll who co-founded Microsoft) exposes Bill Gates as pathologically evil

Microsoft is trying to portray Google as evil, as it has been trying for several years now (coordinating this behind the scenes and funding people to do so). But people who run Google are not as anti-social as those who founded and run Microsoft. Despite the PR factory, Gates is anti-social too and even Microsoft’s co-founder, Traul Allen, is a witness to evidence of this.

Cringely once told this story which demonstrate unbelievable lack of morals from Gates and Ballmer. Gates’ “give me all your money, give me more power” attitude is exposed in this bit of news right now:

Bill Gates schemed to take shares in Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT – News) from his co-founder during the early days of the software company following his partner’s treatment for cancer, according to a new memoir by the billionaire co-founder, Paul Allen.

The allegation is part of a critical portrait in the book of Mr. Gates, with whom Mr. Allen formed a friendship in grade school that evolved into one of the iconic partnerships of American business. The book, “Idea Man: A Memoir by the Co-founder of Microsoft,” is scheduled to go on sale on April 17. A draft of the memoir was viewed by The Wall Street Journal. An excerpt of the book appeared on Vanity Fair’s website early Wednesday.

Thanks to the reader who dropped this pointer. It’s not new to us, but it ought to get more exposure because Gates is buying a lot of the press, which lies about him (in his favour, using PR placements).

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7 Comments

  1. BenderBendingRodriguez said,

    March 31, 2011 at 7:17 pm

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    Thankfully people responded accordingly on the original announcement at blogs.technet.com

    No one buys into their story anymore, 80% of comments slam M$ for their actions, calling it hypocrisy etc.

    Dr. Roy Schestowitz Reply:

    Got a link?

  2. BenderBendingRodriguez said,

    March 31, 2011 at 7:40 pm

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    The original announcement from Brad Smith

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/microsoft_on_the_issues/archive/2011/03/30/adding-our-voice-to-concerns-about-search-in-europe.aspx

  3. Dr. Roy Schestowitz said,

    April 1, 2011 at 9:32 am

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    Groklaw has just published a good response too:

    Well, it’s official, I take it. Android has won. Google has overturned Microsoft. Microsoft has now waved the white flag and admitted it is an also-ran in search and in mobile, and that it can’t win on its own merits without outside help from regulators. That’s what I get from its latest move, filing an antitrust complaint against Google with the EU Commission.

    You know what I think? I think it means Microsoft still doesn’t understand why it got into antitrust hot water, still accepts no responsibility for what happened to the company. I understood that better when I read the Paul Allen excerpt from his book in Vanity Fair. The upper management are portrayed as ethically empty. That would explain why Microsoft now seems to think that all it takes is a competitor to complain, and Google will end up like it did. That leaves out a powerful factor, which is that Microsoft really did abuse its monopoly position and it did harm to the market, to cybersecurity, to customers, to competitors in ways that are disturbing to the rest of us. No one had to use partners and subsidiaries to cook up something to complain about to make it look like it was doing bad things. They really did them, and that is why they ended up in antitrust hot water.

    If you’ve forgotten, Groklaw has an entire page on Microsoft litigation, with a section on the antitrust matter before the EU Commission and another on the US v. Microsoft antitrust case here in America. Or just read the exhibits from the Comes v. Microsoft antitrust litigation that Groklaw is painstakingly putting into searchable plain text for historians, so no one will ever forget what really happened. Here are all the documents that survived the shredder in Caldera v. Microsoft.

    After you read all that, think about Google. It’s not the same at all, is it? So this laughable conspiracy to try to hold Google’s feet to the fire will not end the way it does in Microsoft’s dreams, I don’t think. Because Google isn’t Microsoft. They come from different planets. And that will make all the difference.

    BenderBendingRodriguez Reply:

    Oh yes, read that one too. They practically sum up what is happening at Microsoft, “can’t compete, sue them”. I hope they won’t make much damage anymore… The funniest thing is the hypocrisy of all this… Microsoft may have invented something in the past but now they are unable to invent or compete on merit.

    Dr. Roy Schestowitz Reply:

    They invented an anticompetitive business model for extracting a payment from each PC sold.

    TemporalBeing Reply:

    Agreed. The only thing Bill Gates ever did invent was suing ones way out of contracts in ones own favor. That’s how MS got started with IBM & DOS – suing IBM for additional royalties when IBM/DOS systems sold better than expected, breaking their contract with IBM. It’s all Microsoft has ever really done in addition to their EEE philosophy.

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