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· Naughties
· · 2004
· · · September
· · · · 20 (1 entry)

Office Source Code · I’ve been trying to think of something intelligent and new to say about Microsoft’s recent <a href='http://www.wired.com/news/business/0,1367,65018,00.html'>Office source code maneuver</a>, but Simon Phipps <a href='http://blogs.sun.com/roller/page/webmink/20040920'>took care of it</a>. Anyhow, when it comes to Office software, I’m less interested in its code (source or object) which should be disposable and replaceable, than I am in its output. Some call them “office documents”; I prefer “intellectual heritage”, “racial memory”, “crystallized thought”, “priceless treasure”, that kind of thing. They need to be taken care of better than they are, I think, and <a href='http://europa.eu.int/ISPO/ida/jsps/index.jsp?fuseAction=showDocument&parent=crossreference&documentID=2592'>others agree</a>.
 
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