Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Who says flame-wars exist because those that fight them are too scared to put words into action? The only reason that someone like the top-guy at Novell hasn't given the order to have the SCO headquaters and the immediate 8-mile radius surrounding it carpet-bombed may just be because it isn't legally possible. Yet.
Taking a look at Wired News' 2005 foot-in-mouth Awards one can easily see how hot-headed the information technology industry, and the people that run it, can truly be.
"Mr. Negroponte has called it a $100 laptop -- I think a more realistic title should be 'the $100 gadget.'"
-- Intel chairman Craig Barrett
(Ouch, that must sting!)
"Screw the nano."
-- Motorola CEO Ed Zander
(That one left Steve Jobs a blubbering heap in the corner of his office!)
I'm surprised one of these CEOs hasn't tried getting a bill passed to allow Corporations to recruit their own soldiers. I'm sure that's what many analysts were expecting to happen 10 years ago.
Hell, if CEO of Microsoft Corp. Steve Ballmer had his way, he'd stick a gun in the hand of every single staff member of Microsoft's entire propaganda department (Which has more full-time staff than all the other departments of both Microsoft and IBM combined!), give them 500 rounds of armor-piercing ammunition each, and send them off to war!