Thursday, April 17, 2003

Sigh. First we had to say dot NYET and now Microsoft has renamed their server platform. Why don't they just get it over with and permanently rename it the Windows Insecure Server Platform (WISP)?

My primary desktop platform is Windows 2000 and I'm quite happy with it; the security issues that popup with desktops are easily managed and things like SPAM are a far greater daily annoyance. I also have a Mac OS X box. I don't have Linux running at home because I used to be a Unix admin and I have no desire to be one again at home. But I can assure you given the MS track record, I would be very reluctant to use an MS server product and would use some flavor of Unix simply to avoid the security nightmare that is the MS Server Platform.

10:31:57 AM    comment []

When asked if there's any lesson to learn from the history of VisiCalc and Lotus 1-2-3, Mitch Kapor said:

"Success and failure in the technology business is only loosely linked to technical and design excellence."

[from The spreadsheet turns 25]

9:05:08 AM    comment []