An adventure wrongly considered

An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered; an adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered.

We have fans everywhere

We're a road team. We're the Pittsburgh Steelers. We have fans everywhere.

Insurmountable opportunity

We are surrounded by insurmountable opportunity.


A little rebellion

A little rebellion is a good thing now and then.

Computer software

Computer software must not only work, it must also appear to work.

So far, the Universe is winning

Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning.

Everybody is a potential partner

In our view, everybody is a potential partner -- until they shoot at us.

AOL CEO, Information Week 11 March 1996 p10

Most articulate vegetable ever

Microsoft has a new version out, Windows XP, which according everybody is the "most reliable Windows ever." To me, this is like saying that asparagus is "the most articulate vegetable ever."

We can walk

  • We can walk our road together if our goals are the same.
  • We can run alone and free if we persue a different aim.

Known generally for imitation

Microsoft is known generally for imitation rather than innovation. When Microsoft does something new, its purpose is strategic -- not to improve computing for the users, but to close off future alternatives for them.


in response to criticism of the GPL by Jim Allchin, Group VP of Operating-Systems Develoment at Microsoft

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