The Science of Journalism
If I Had My Way
To: G. Mason Morfit - firstname.lastname@example.org
From: Doug Skoglund - email@example.com
Date: 15 Jan 2014 00:00 am CDT
Subject: 2014002 - Future of Microsoft...
I just wanted to take a few minutes to encourage you in your efforts to save Microsoft. I am an 84 year young engineer turned programmer, part of the programming effort that built the original Microsoft with a lot of help from IBM (We called ourselves Vertical Market Developers).
I was in the midst of developing a piece of "desktop middleware" when Bill Gates got in trouble with the DOJ over his conflict with the browser people. He lost the fight with the browser; however, with thanks to George W. Bush he managed to put me out of business, in addition to a number of others that switched to the browser and its "on-line" activity.
Thanks to Social Security, I have continued development of my "middleware" package -- more convinced every day that I have the answer for the future of Microsoft. Operating Systems plus Graphical User Interface and User Database (my Personal Digital Multimedia ScrapBook -- http://pdmsb.com) in addition to your "enterprise software and business services" -- and, don't forget the "App Store" -- will be more than enough to turn Microsoft around.
Following is an important message that I post periodically to remind people where we are and how we got here:
The PC (it is NOT a Personal Computer) and the Internet are a direct result of Bill Gates fiasco with the DOJ and Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson -- remember him, he wanted to split Microsoft into two separate companies -- one for operating systems and the other for applications. The good judge was one hell-of-a-lot smarter that all the rest of us combined.
Judge Jackson was replaced, we had a lot of legal flim-flam leading to a settlement between the George W. Bush DOJ and Microsoft, allowing the continued existence of a Monopoly, that has brought us to our current situation.
I really hate to bore you with old news; however, I repeat -- from my post http://ifihadmyway.com/20091118.htm.
AND THE REAL PROBLEM IS THE INABILITY TO TALK
You may remember back in the mid '90s, the fiasco between Microsoft, Netscape and the Internet and the resultant Anti-Trust matter. Gates and company made the wrong decision when they decided to fight the anti-trust authorities after Judge Jackson's break-up ruling was overturned. They compounded the mistake when they embarked on a campaign to complicate the windows code as documented by Jennifer Edstrom and Marlin Eller, in their 1998 book, "Barbarians Led By Bill Gates":
Now, who, in their right mind would question the capabilities of the richest man in the world -- except some stupid, naive old engineer turned programmer with another piece of middleware to sell??
The key to the future of mankind is a truly Personal Desktop Server coupled to all these Personal Mobile Computers.
Doug Skoglund firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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