Aha! So that explains …

Aha! So that explains why my flights last week were cancelled and then delayed.

Escaping from DSL installation hell. I’m thinking of starting a contest to see whose DSL provider is the worst. Make it like a competition, with the provider whose service ranks the worst donating a prize of one year’s DSL service for free. Except nobody would enter such a contest…

My utter contempt for anything Microsoft has caused me to avoid linking to Joel Spolsky’s writings, until now. I urge you to go and read his latest piece called “Does Issuing Passports Make Microsoft a Country?” And remember it. And tell all your friends, family, coworkers, and even strangers on the street to go and read it. What Microsoft is attempting to do is a very dangerous thing indeed and it needs to be stopped. Long-time readers may remember me inquiring about this Hotmail/Passport cookie thing back in September.

Robert X. Cringely tells us the “real” history of the rise of AOL.

Posted by Cameron Barrett at July 28, 2000 09:14 PM

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