Curt Wuollet commented on my discussion with Peter Clout on the Automation List thusly:
I doubt there is a page of Control that isn’t gushing with praise for the monopoly. There wasn’t
last time I looked, but I was cleaning fish at the time so I couldhave missed something.
Curt, you’ve proved your case by resorting to ad hominem insult. If you ever have something to suggest, or to submit to CONTROL, please feel free to send it to me, whether it says bad things about Microsoft or not. All I ask is that the subject be limited to process automation issues. I will be happy to consider it for publication.
This, Peter, is what I meant by the Church of Kill Bill.
There are numerous things to criticize about Microsoft. And I have, and will continue to, criticized them appropriately. But let us not forget that Microsoft is responsible, more than anybody else, for the world of ubiquitous data we live in today.
You can say what you want, Curt, but the next time you pay less than $1000 for a word processing program, or less than $10K for a database manager, or use an EAI or API that isn’t brittle, or custom, or use OPC tunneling to make something work and be cost effective at the same time, that’s Microsoft’s fault too.