AnchorDesk: Am I a Microsoft lackey or what?


Author: JT Smith

From ZDNet’s AnchorDesk: “This column is a response to my detractors — amply represented in the TalkBack forum — who
take the position that anything bad for Microsoft is good for computing. My responsibility,
according to them, is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable–beat up on Microsoft
and laud competitors, whether their products are better or not.

That is a lofty journalistic idea, but I also give Microsoft credit when I feel it’s due, and that
upsets some people. I’m not pro-Microsoft nearly as much as I’m pro-user. And Microsoft — if
only by its sheer size and dominance — has made life easier for users.”