Sudden doubling of nearly all messages

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at
Sun Jul 22 02:27:24 CEST 2012

On Sat, 21 Jul 2012 19:07:28 -0400, Devin Jeanpierre wrote:

> People hold grudges against MS too strongly, and they believe too much
> in Google's righteousness. They are both big companies that don't
> necessarily care about you.


Google's motto "Don't be evil" should really be, "Don't be evil unless 
there's a lot of money in it".

I personally know a couple of people working for Google, and their famed 
geek-friendly work environment is not all it is cracked up to be either.

I think the IT world is better now than it was 10 years ago, because an 
industry dominated by three big, competing entities who hate each other 
(Microsoft, Apple, Google) is better than a monopoly of one (Microsoft). 
But we, the users and consumers, should never make the mistake of 
thinking that *any* of the three have our best interests at heart.


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