[NetBehaviour] Why Microsoft Word must Die

marc garrett 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 
dissimilar ...

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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