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GeneralRe: Oracle copied Amazon’s API—was that copyright infringement? Pin
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GeneralRe: Oracle copied Amazon’s API—was that copyright infringement? Pin
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NewsMicrosoft products reaching end of life in 2020 Pin
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NewsPhysicist proposes turning the sun into a gigantic engine Pin
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NewsMicrosoft researchers worked with designers to define the art of teamwork and they found this Pin
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GeneralRe: Microsoft researchers worked with designers to define the art of teamwork and they found this Pin
Mark_Wallace5-Jan-20 20:35
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Yes, because it's all about team work, team structure, team interaction, team Eveything!

... Except that it is so f***ing NOT!

When you sit down to use a microsoft tool (VS, word, excel, etc. -- even notepad) you are NOT working as a part of a team; you are working as an individual.

ms is spending so much time and effort to make its tools "great for teamwork!", without paying a blind bit of attention to the fact that That Is Not How They Are Used!

How often do you "interact with the team" when writing code, editing a document, filling out a spreadsheet, fiddling with a presentation, etc?

Answer: You Don't!  The things you do with ms tools are the things you do on your own -- preferably without any distraction from "the team".

This satya chap really doesn't have -- and never has had -- a f***ing clue what working life is for 99% of people, or what those people need from software apps.  He's taken windows from being the most versatile OS on the planet to the most annoying, and ms office from being the most functional and useful software on the planet to the most egregious and time-wasting.
I wanna be a eunuchs developer! Pass me a bread knife!

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NewsBruce Perens quits Open Source Initiative amid row over new data-sharing crypto license: 'We've gone the wrong way with licensing' Pin
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NewsIT exec sets up fake biz, uses it to bill his bosses $6m for phantom gear, gets caught by Microsoft Word metadata Pin
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