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Once Upon a time a magical company called MagicDollars (for the sake of brevity for the rest of the answer we will refer to this company by its stock ticker M$) and this company made the most widely used, operating system, internet browser, office productivity suite, and various other products. M$ had this great idea to just integrate all of its software so that they would all work together seamlessly. This would be great for users of this software since this would make doing things like importing a webpage in a Ward processing (because in magicland we have wards instead of words) document, seemlessly and natively.

But this would evidently make the software too good. And we cant have people getting software that is too good. Because then if another company came along with their own version of good software people will be too dumb to install and use that if they have the already integrated versions that were included. So the Neanderthal Union decreed that M$ was using its magical abilities to make things too difficult for smaller developers to create super complex applications that they must give away for free. And said you will no longer make things work together seemlessly.

And instead of extending their middle wand to the NeU and saying fine we shall no longer make software that can be used in the NeU... M$ bowed before the luddites and said ok. So now you can not rename a file from inside of your office productivity suite in Magicland.


Feb
13
comment Was Vietnam war ever officially condemned in the US?
This was a police action in an allied(french) state. I condemn the french for being such pansies as to pull out after they sucked the US in... does that count? I also condemn LBJ for being so blind as not to see what was about to happen.
Oct
13
comment Is this conversation factual?
This is an example of the comment chat that really dissuades me and I Suspect many from participating here. Other than the double posting most of the comments toward the OP belong as part of an answer.
Feb
21
comment How beneficial were war bonds to the US during WWII
@BrienMalone - Carter was referring to the OPEC embargo when he said that though. And it is an important distiction I think that the debt was owed to its citizens in WWII, where today the debt is owed to other nations and the government itself.
Nov
15
comment How beneficial were war bonds to the US during WWII
@TomAu - What exactly are you saying Carter would have called the moral equivalent of war?
Nov
14
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Nov
4
comment What was the status of Arab Christians during the crusades?
If christians were slaughtered along with muslims then i would say that the crusades also directly contributed to the the decline of Christianity in the middle east.
Nov
4
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