November 21, 2001
Microsoft's fairy-tale punishment
Author: JT Smith
ZDNet: "Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, where the beer was golden and the prawns leaped gladly onto barbies from Darwin to Sydney, there was a plucky villager. Sitting on his dunny one day, thinking about the all the poor kids who'd never even seen a Windows error message, he had a bright idea. 'Why not get all the old computers from companies that don't want them any more,' he thought, 'and give them to the schoolkids so they can acquire valuable IT skills.'" Unfortunately this story does not have a very happy ending.