And to think: it only took months of public kicking and screaming, a repeated, vicious beating in the media (even from historical supporters of the company) and this latest settlement for Microsoft to do the right thing.
All of this becomes even more hilarious considering Satya Nadella's stance on his vision for Microsoft: "We aspire to move people from needing Windows to choosing Windows to loving Windows"
Let this one go; focus on more strategic battles. Personally I don't care what the cable companies do around boxes.
Ah, the old my-problem-is-more-important-than-yours fallacy.
“You have specialized expertise in X, but I think X is trivial. Why don’t you specialize in Y, because I think Y is important?” Nobody ever says this to Shakespeare scholars or doctors or plumbers. (“Dear ‘fire fighters,’ fight fires less and solve more murders”?)
“You should know who your neighbor is and what happens when people rent out their apartments on Airbnb is you get strangers. Every night there could be different person sleeping in the next apartment and it shatters that sense of community in the building. It also can be dangerous.”