Chinese Take Out?
A Microsoft exec recently mentioned the possibility the
company might leave China
over the massive country's equally massive repression.
Microsoft has only been tangentially involved in the ruckus over U.S. high-tech
companies actually helping the Chinese government repress citizens, but I'm
sure that deep down, counterfeit versions of XP are the main tool keeping the
Chinese populace down. My guess is it will never happen -- Microsoft could never
fully cede a billion customers to open source or some other alternative.
Posted by Doug Barney on November 07, 2006 at 11:52 AM