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Thursday, August 23, 2001

Microsoft Fakes Letters of Support

I can't believe it: Microsoft does something shady and questionable! Apparently a number of attorneys general have been receiving letters in support of Microsoft, letters written by ordinary citizens. Or maybe not. Some of those ordinary citizens are dead, and others mysteriously use the same wording and sentences in their letters. Oops. Read all about it here.

A.T. Hun comments: This is how the term "astroturfing" came about. It's a false grassroots movement, thus, astroturf. Unfortunately, I'm sure that M$ isn't the only company to do this. What is amazing is how stupid they were in going about it.


Was reading today's User Friendly, and I gotta admit: I laughed my butt off. I know EXACTLY how this feels :-)

J.t.Qbe comments: Been there, done that. . .

Wednesday, August 22, 2001

Pondering the Imponderable

Well, it appears that my beloved Detroit Red Wings are really going for broke this year. They just signed Brett Hull to a two year contract. This signing will push their payroll to almost $60 million--a huge amount by NHL standards. It looks like the Wings braintrust is planning on making big-time runs at the Cup this year and the next, and after that to go into a rebuilding phase. Let's go Wings!

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