In the new Feudalism, the corporations are going to own anything. It's the same thing. If they control how government is run then they ARE the government.
Yeah.. great, but Word renders documents differently computer to computer.
The use of
I was too busy to make comments when this story came up, but I've worked providing IT for offices for a good part of my life. You can get secretaries to bitch about anything. Moving to Windows so they can use the corporate-blessed Microsoft Office doesn't help that. You will still get bitching and moaning.
You are always going to have problems with any type of "office" app because of the people using it.
It's a decent point, but you didn't follow through. The whole point is that cars depend on computers MORE than having a computerized dashboard. What you are mentioning in your second paragraph is quite trivial.
Computers are used to regulate just about every system in your car. If a "hacker" gets into your car and shuts down the brake system then it's a whole lot worse than if he's just putting a picture of Goat.se on the dashboard.
And THIS, pals, is why the screaming about regulations is so damn stupid.
Someone didn't get his bribe!
The only irreplaceable people have "president" or "vice-president" in their title.
Soooo... by the end of next decade they are building a Linux distro.
The trick is that it will only run a version of Microsoft Office and almost nothing else. it will have a packing system that reboots the machine every 15 minutes, and have it's very own version of gcc that has tons of undocumented function calls.
Suddenly you forget that any filesystem other than NTFS exists.
You can't write code that works on any other OS.
You bow down to the great shrine of Gates.
You're screwed. Totally screwed.
Yeah, but "it's only business" purposefully ignores the fact that these are people, people that have kids in many cases. It also overlooks the fact that these people helped them make money hand over fist. Yeah, they are selling shitty products to Microsoft zombies in a lot of cases, but they still are people.
Yeah... they make the company money. Nothing is owed to them. Let the fuckers starve. Welcome to the US corporate jungle, where you're not allowed up in the tree to get a banana while the monkeys in suits shit on you.
Welcome to the TRULY disposable workforce. Do your 18 months then they Fargo your ass.
Screw that. Every person without a trustfund or an executive job is "uppity".
WHO GIVES A SHIT!
Give them all the H1Bs they want for. Hell, give them twice what they ask for. Government is for the corporations, not the citizens, dummy!
Again... this isn't capitalism. Adam Smith talked about interactions among equals. Corporations have amassed so much power in the marketplace and in government that its far, far from that. This is the endgame of *corporate* capitalism.
You're forgetting the HUGE back-door corporate subsidy they get by putting workers on poverty wages and forcing them onto welfare.