[NetBehaviour] Why Microsoft Word must Die
marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Mon Oct 14 14:52:29 CEST 2013
Why Microsoft Word must Die
By Charlie Stross
I hate Microsoft Word. I want Microsoft Word to die. I hate Microsoft
Word with a burning, fiery passion. I hate Microsoft Word the way
Winston Smith hated Big Brother. Our reasons are, alarmingly, not
Microsoft Word is a tyrant of the imagination, a petty, unimaginative,
inconsistent dictator that is ill-suited to any creative writer's use.
Worse: it is a near-monopolist, dominating the word processing field.
Its pervasive near-monopoly status has brainwashed software developers
to such an extent that few can imagine a word processing tool that
exists as anything other than as a shallow imitation of the Redmond
Behemoth. But what exactly is wrong with it?
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