[News] [Rival] Microsoft Uses the Lobbying Scum AARP to Lobby for Microsoft Interests

[News] [Rival] Microsoft Uses the Lobbying Scum AARP to Lobby for Microsoft Interests

Post by Roy Schest » Tue, 15 Dec 2009 11:01:58

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Microsoft Says Graying Boomers Will Never Surrender Their Gadgets!

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| The New York Times reports on a study,
| jointly sponsored by MSFT and the American
| Association of Retired Persons, that
| suggests many more years of spending on
| upgrades and gizmos. Instead of clinging to
| their old VCR players, TRS-80 computers,
| and brick-like cell phones, boomers will
| continue to splurge on the latest neat
| high-tech toys.


What Do Baby Boomers Want From Technology?

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| Those were the sorts of questions explored
| in a somewhat unusual marketing research
| project sponsored by AARP and Microsoft.
| Earlier this year, 60 people in total
| gathered for dinner and after-dinner
| discussions about their attitudes toward,
| use of and expectations for technology. The
| lengthy sessions were in four cities: San
| Francisco, Phoenix, Chicago and New York.
| The participants ranged in age from 50 to
| 60.



How to Hijack an EU Open Source Strategy Paper

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| Others as in Microsoft and mates.
| All-in-all, the modifications to the document provide a fascinating insight
| into how lobbyists operate in their attempt to neuter threats to their
| constituencies through the shameless evisceration and outright inversion of
| content. Fortunately, when the final strategy document comes out, we will be
| able to pinpoint exactly where ACT's agenda has been inserted. Of course,
| before then we need to make the above document as widely known as possible,
| so that the relevant people at the European Union are aware of what's going
| on, and maybe even take action to prevent this gross distortion of the
| paper's purpose.
| In addition, we must ensure that Wikileaks can continue to provide its
| invaluable service. The world of openness including open source - would be
| the poorer without it. To that end, we need to support its current call for
| funds to help it carry on its work, and I urge you to make a donation,
| however modest.

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