MICROSOFT INVENTS BLOGGING
EVEN I BEAT THEM TO THIS ONE
In The Beginning, There Was The Word: And Then Illiterate Microsoft Came Along And Dumbed It Down
Now, let's see how they fuck it up, and CHARGE us for it. Or run everyone else out of business. Microsoft has never invented anything. They bought DOS from some nerd, and sold it to IBM. They stole Windows from Apple & Xerox. They ripped off Internet Explorer and Outlook Express from Mozilla and Eudora.
They've been WAY behind the curve on every idea from desktop- publishing to digital music & file- swapping. They've only just caught on to search engines. Not to worry, Google: Performance is not Bill Gates' thing.
They basically just wait for somebody else to find a trend with a new product or service, then buy it cheap, or steal it and run the originator out of business. The odd thing about this is, blogging is free. Anybody can blog now, for nothing. So what's in it for Microsoft? Don't worry, they'll think of something. Some way to fuck it all up, then charge you for it.
Count on obnoxious sub- categorizations, strict anti- adult- content rules, and sudden, arbitrary, no- warning destruction of entire blogs. Oh, and they own all posts. I've had "Groups" or "Communities" (BBS) on MSN for years: They suck. I expect the same from MS Blog, or whatever they call it. LOTS of ads. And lots of technical glitches. We used to say MS stood for Multiple Sclerosis, they were so unreliable.
"Blogging can be about more than blogging," MS said. Meaning, at last, totally illiterate blogs, I guess. Microsoft, of course does not have a feed- reader. Even I know what that is. Sort of. They don't. And yes, they do filter out "certain" words, in your posts, if they don't just lose the whole FUCKING post, as happens on MSN Groups all the time. They suck. And you can't even SAY that on MS Blog.
OH, they're not even using the word "blog;" just like they never used the term "BBS" or bulletin board. Like, they invented the shit. Well, maybe it's good they're not calling their bullshit a blog service. Leaves the blogosphere pure of unwriterly influences. Until Redmond tries to eliminate us all... Watch for it.
Microsoft has been very active, of late, in the judicial, regulatory & legislative battles against spam. They're trying to run the indies out of business, even as they spam the living shit out of the rest of us, MS-style.
Look for a major effort to "clean up the Web," i.e., the blogosphere, headed by Microsoft, soon. Only their sanitized blogs will be left standing, pliant to the wishes of Bush & the Fundies. No more KOS or Atrios. Freedom of speech is about to be privatized, me hearties. Long live the Pirate Blogs! Hoist up the cyber-skull & crossbones! Aaaargh!
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