Someone can go cry about brain scans all day, all it does is provide mental justification for sitting on their fat ass eating cheetos and playing world of warcraft. I've got zero pity and I'm going to laugh at them for what they are, fatasses eating cheetos playing world of warcraft.
As far as I can tell this guy isn't a kid. He's a 40 year old pretending to be mentally ill using the same defense that furries use to justify why they spend their days sexually suggestive anthropomorphic foxes with five nipples and then complain they can't get women.
Right, I don't think the developers would log traffic or identifiable information. These are people who started a whole political party based around anonymity. Take the tin hat off. (And as the other poster said, you are confusing developers with the new owners of the domain.)
Jay writes: "According to a recent Reuters article, a survey of youth in Australia "revealed a deep nostalgia among Australians aged between 16 and 30 for the past, when the world appeared to be simpler and friends met in person, not online... the amount of time spent online by young adults [fell] by 30 minutes a week from last year."
While I don't pretend to be representative of youth, as someone in that age bracket living in NY, I've not noticed this trend in the slightest. I think they took too much of the sample from the Sydney equivalent of Brooklyn hipsters."
We have no _CURRENT_ plans to deploy Windows 7. You're completely missing the point here. They may not be planning it RIGHT NOW but they're going to see how things turn out. That's not "skip completely."
The issue here is less whether competition or good or bad (competition is good) but whether a downward spiral of free crap (see Office being given away online) will reduce in loss-leaders that kill both business models leaving everyone bust.