25 March 2014

9 to 5

It is reported today that MicroSoft is ending support for Office 2003, commonly used with XP. As you read the comments, those that paid for O2003 have little use for subscribing to O365, since it doesn't do anything needed and costs moolah. Welcome to the Good Enough World (actually, happened in word processing at least 2 decades ago).

In the past, MicroSoft has changed file formats to spike others reading/writing the document files. That should be the next step. MicroSoft (not the only ones, alas) have taken the Gillette model (give away the razor and sell the blades) that further step by not giving away the razor. Makes one almost yearn for indentured servitude.

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