Getting People to Say Nice Things About MicrosoftBy Steven Vaughan-Nichols | Posted 2007-01-23 Email Print
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Opinion: First, it was bloggers; now Microsoft is hiring Wikipedia writers to set its stories straight on the popular online encylopedia. How dumb does Microsoft think we are? (Linux-Watch)How dumb is Microsoft? No, really: a few weeks ago, they decided to "give" bloggers a freeas in beer$2,300 Acer Ferrari laptop. When some peoplelike mesuggested that this sounded like a bribe, Microsoft immediately back-peddled.
They then told the bloggers that they had to "either give the PC away or send it back when you no longer need it for product reviews."
It's a serious question, because they just did it again!
This time, according to Rick Jelliffe, the CTO of Topologi Pty. Ltd., an Australian XML tools company, Microsoft approached him to "provide more balance on Wikipedia concerning ODF/OOXML (Open Document Format/ Microsoft Office Open XML).
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