OT: The semantics of the terms PC/Mac

Cybe R. Wizard cyber_wizard at mindspring.com
Thu Sep 24 23:26:39 UTC 2009

On Thu, 24 Sep 2009 09:12:57 -0300
Derek Broughton <derek at pointerstop.ca> wrote:

> Well, it's fine to choose your own definitions, but it's a legal
> system, and you should probably use that system's own definition.
> And by that system, while Microsoft has at times done things that
> were illegal, they have never yet been convicted of anything
> _criminal_.

I see by some googling (as you probably know by now, IANAL) that you
are correct as for the definition of, "criminal,' in our courts here in
the US.  

OK, Microsoft has done some illegal things that are misdemeanors, not
crimes if crimes are held to only be equal to felonies.
I find I must amend my position to, "Microsoft is a lying, thieving,
corrupt, sneaky and uncaring company that hasn't /yet/ been caught in
any criminal activity."  

...Unless software piracy counts, I don't know...

That also works well enough for me.

Cybe R. Wizard -But just give it some time.
When Windows are opened the bugs come in.

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