60 thoughts on “Microsoft hires another interesting person

  1. @29, I understand the differences, believe me. I made the mistake of using a capital “C”. Technically, what “Spock” said is close to Marx’s definition of communism: “from each according to his/her ability, to each according to his/her need.” And his defintion of socialism was: “from each according to his/her ability, to each according to his/her work.”

    I also understand that there aren’t many known examples of capitialism failing. Can’t say the same for socialism or communism.

  2. @29, I understand the differences, believe me. I made the mistake of using a capital “C”. Technically, what “Spock” said is close to Marx’s definition of communism: “from each according to his/her ability, to each according to his/her need.” And his defintion of socialism was: “from each according to his/her ability, to each according to his/her work.”

    I also understand that there aren’t many known examples of capitialism failing. Can’t say the same for socialism or communism.

  3. @28,

    That comment by Spock is in no way “communist”. Socialist, yes, but not communist. Please do a little reading on the vast differences between the two.

  4. @28,

    That comment by Spock is in no way “communist”. Socialist, yes, but not communist. Please do a little reading on the vast differences between the two.

  5. @17 “Like Spock said, “the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.”

    After all this time, I had no idea Vulcan’s were Communists. The things you learn…

  6. @17 “Like Spock said, “the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.”

    After all this time, I had no idea Vulcan’s were Communists. The things you learn…

  7. “anona, check out the Microsoft Research website. They’re doing some cool stuff over there.”

    Who cares about lab items? MSFT spent billions over the last decade on R&D. Show me stuff already SHIPPING that’s interesting. Otherwise MSFT shareholder suckers might as well send another plane or a brand new kitchen to Nathan Myrvold.

    The demonstrated inability of MSFT to create *and* profitably sell interesting stuff in *competitive* markets should have become obvious to anyone concerned enough to check the record. MSFT must have one of the worst R&D pay-off records in the industry. If I hear BillG one more time talking about “cool stuff” in his labs like, say, speech, I’ll gag. Ship it already and let’s yet another time the emperor has no clothes.

  8. “anona, check out the Microsoft Research website. They’re doing some cool stuff over there.”

    Who cares about lab items? MSFT spent billions over the last decade on R&D. Show me stuff already SHIPPING that’s interesting. Otherwise MSFT shareholder suckers might as well send another plane or a brand new kitchen to Nathan Myrvold.

    The demonstrated inability of MSFT to create *and* profitably sell interesting stuff in *competitive* markets should have become obvious to anyone concerned enough to check the record. MSFT must have one of the worst R&D pay-off records in the industry. If I hear BillG one more time talking about “cool stuff” in his labs like, say, speech, I’ll gag. Ship it already and let’s yet another time the emperor has no clothes.

  9. Peter, you want to know what’s interesting about Microsoft? Think about it – if it wasn’t interesting, Apple wouldn’t really be talking about it so much. In fact the it’s using Vista to sell Macs. How about that?

    anona, check out the Microsoft Research website. They’re doing some cool stuff over there.

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