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If I Had My Way
One Man's Opinion -- for what it's worth.


To: Shira Ovide - shira.ovide@wsj.com

Cc: Joann S. Lublin - joann.lublin@wsj.com

From: Doug Skoglund - skoglund@pdmsb.com

Date: 04 Jan 2014 00:00 am CDT

Subject: 2014001 - Microsoft CEO Candidates??

Nice piece gals -- except for one thing -- the real problem at Microsoft is software -- the absolutely crummy software supposedly created by Bill Gates.

Obviously, Gates and Ballmer would not appreciate an honest evaluation of the task ahead for Microsoft. And, if you doubt my opinion, try this:

In your browser: http://msdn.microsoft.com

Then sign in if you have an account or sign up for a new account. Don't be confused by the introductory pages -- you will be at the threshold of the largest collection of poorly written documentation ever produced. Look around, seriously.

The subject that I got lost in is known as Internet Information Server (IIS). Remember, you are looking at the documentation for The Personal Computer -- which means that you, as a person, should be able to understand precisely how YOUR PERSONAL COMPUTER WORKS.

Obviously, I have written lots of stuff about the problem, (http://ifihadmyway.com) and would be more than happy to help -- and, yes, I have some software to sell.

The point is -- WE DON'T HAVE A PERSONAL COMPUTER -- WE HAVE A GATES COMPUTER -- IT IS PROGRAMMED TO SERVE BILL GATES, NOT THE AVERAGE PERSONAL COMPUTER OWNER.

To be continued (I hope) 

I don't provide for comments since that is a system designed to control the communication process -- I do provide an e-mail address!! (Please put a [MYWAY] in your title to get my attention)

Development of a better system is hindered by some of the problems we refuse to recognize and correct: however, I'm working on it!!

Thanks for your time,

Doug Skoglund skoglund@pdmsb.com

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