This page hasn't been touched since the late 1990s. Since
then, Bill Gates has relinquished the reins at Microsoft and
become one of the largest philanthropists in the world, and
Microsoft may finally have gotten a reasonably secure
operating system out the door. And Apple is looking more and
more like the Big Bad (with Google vying for the title).
It's also interesting to look back at the 1990s as a
golden (or at least silver) age, when Bill Clinton was
president, we were paying down our debts (on the way to a
budget surplus), the only war we were fighting was on behalf
of Muslims (in Bosnia), and somehow, Bill Gates seemed like
the Big Bad. So I leave this page (complete with dangling
links) up as a memorial for that by-gone era.
"640K ought to be enough for anybody."
-- Bill Gates, 1981
I Hate Microsoft.
Microsoft is the focus of evil in the modern world.
Bill Gates is the Anti-Christ.
He was also kicked out of Harvard for stealing computer time (on the
DARPA-purchased PDP-10 in Aiken Computation Laboratory), back when
that meant something. He used it to write commercial software, i.e.
It is interesting that most hackers hate Bill Gates not so much
because he stole computer time, but rather because he wanted to *sell*
software. It's all Bill's fault.
One of my favorite quotations regarding Bill Gates:
"[Bill Gates is the antichrist. He is the devourer of souls.]
And he named a whole company after his own penis. Talk about male
--Stewart King (Harvard '96), following
up a post in [Harvard local Usenet group] harvard.general
Bill Gates Stories
Bill Gates: Heaven or Hell?
Bill Gates and the End of
Bill Gates and Genesis
Bill Gates' Kid
Other Web Resources
- Check out the
Microsoft Hate Page . (Warning: their front page is a
bit -- intense. The rest of it is fairly low-key, though.)
- The Microsoft
Boycott Campaign is pretty cool.
- MicroSoft and friends
New O'Reilly Book (okay, not really). Very very funny.
very funny "Micorsoft Advocacy" site
- I don't know whether it was intentional humor or not, but
to be hilarious. Now they're just broken.
This was either a fiendishly intricate humorous plot or the
worst case of Net-based sycophantism I've ever seen. It
featured the "Bill Clock", a small Windows app you could
download from the site that would tell you what time it was
where Bill Gates lived.
(I thought that it was pretty funny that they needed a whole
application to do what any Unix version can do via the
/bin/sh command, but then again I'm an
unreconstructed Unix bigot.)
I found their
FAQ page (to which you could find a link from their main
page, waaay down at the bottom in teeny-tiny type), which
told you about the underlying hardware and software for the
site. For a long time (i.e. when it worked) it was running on
a Solaris 2.5 box running an Apache web server.
Now, of course, it's running NT and IIS, and it's clearly
broken. There's probably a moral in here somewhere.
1 No, I
don't really think this. I think Henry Kissinger is.
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