Monday, November 22, 2004

You usea dat penguin, we breaka you face

Last week, Steve "Kneecap" Ballmer of the Microsoftia threatened most of the world with a lawsuit if it chose to use Linux, and it would appear that the world did not take it well. Found an amusing quote in this morning's Register article:

"The trouble with walking into someone's restaurant and saying: 'Nice little place, would be a shame if it burned down, know what I mean?' is that the threat is empty unless you also send an enforcer around to collect," remarked one pundit. "Right now, even if the Asian companies Ballmer is blustering to feel scared, their only choice is to close down. They won't do that. They'll hang on and see how much protection money is asked, and how much muscle the protection gang can use."

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