December 31, 2004
Wal-Mart's Linux Gambit
I'm no friend of Wal-Mart. During my college years back in North Carolina and Georgia, I watched as Sam Walton's "big box" retail outlets spread across the countryside like a bad rash, leaving one bombed-out small-town business district after another in their wake. It didn't make for a pleasant shopping experience at the time, and I'm not much more enthusiastic about the company today.