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Submission + - A Modest Proposal, re: Beta vs. Classic 19

unitron writes: Dice wants to make money off of what they paid for--the Slashdot name--, or rather they want to make more money off of it than they are making now, and they think the best way to do that is to turn it into SlashingtonPost.

They should take this site and give it a new name. Or get Malda to let them use "Chips & Dips".

Leave everything else intact, archives, user ID database, everything except the name.

Then use the Beta code and start a new site and give it the name, and they can have what they want without the embarrassment of having the current userbase escape from the basement or the attic and offend the sensibilities of the yuppies or hipsters or metrosexuals or whoever it is that they really want for an "audience".

Comment Re:Amazing ... (Score 1) 212

If I had mod points, I wouldn't be replying, but I have to agree.

Microsoft have always had a "tick the boxes on the feature list" and a "good enough - ship it" attitude. Over-promising and under-delivering. They have paid scant regard to the actual quality and usability of their products. They have done their best work when they have had viable opposition (although in the past they have cheated to win in those situations). I suspect this is because they are forced to focus, apply major effort *and* they have a yardstick to measure themselves against.
Maybe this is just good business sense to focus only when/where it is needed, but it has always angered me somewhat when this sets the (too low) standard for the operating system and office software used by the majority of people around the planet.
In a way I hope they can regroup and become a vibrant, productive company. But in another, I hope they die and are replaced by something better.

It was kinda like stuffing the wrong card in a computer, when you're stickin' those artificial stimulants in your arm. -- Dion, noted computer scientist