In effect, Microsoft is bribing the general public to use their search engine.
I believe the word you are looking for is competition.
Maybe you should actually go to their web site and read about the various configurations and pricing options before calling it "vaporware."
Did you even check the website yourself before linking?? There is nothing there...
The Debug.exe was actually my first contact to programming and the first language I learned, was x86 assembler.
Pfffftttt x86 assembly is for n00bs.... MY first programming language was....
oh hell who am I kidding. I started with C++ and thought THAT was hard. Starting your programming career learning x86 assembly had to have been quite a feat.
and academia uses paper like it's going out of style
While in college I worked at a major university and the printer for the floor was in the office i shared with fellow geeks. The damn thing would be running all day because of the non-geeks printing everything they could get their mits on. I would sit at my desk wondering "what in God's name are you printing?!?!" I sometimes felt sorry for that poor HP working harder then I was...
but hey, different user interface, same great kernel.
This has got to be the best way of summarizing the creatures known as "women" to a fellow geek.
Remember, even if you win the rat race -- you're still a rat.