Microsoft and idiots. But I repeat myself.

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Submitted by Ross Elliot on Thu, 2010-03-04 21:38

Many times the victim of government regulatory action, Microsoft has learned to stopping worrying and love the state.

Internet tax?

Speaking at a security conference in San Francisco, Microsoft Vice President for Trustworthy Computing Scott Charney pitched the Web usage fee as one way to subsidize efforts to combat emerging cyber threats -- a costly venture, he said, but one that had vast community benefits.

"You could say it's a public safety issue and do it with general taxation," Charney noted.

If ya can't beat 'em, regulate 'em.

Microsoft already has helped convince U.S. regulators that Google would break antitrust laws in two proposed deals: a search advertising partnership with Yahoo that was scrapped in 2008 and a digital books settlement that still needs federal court approval.

And has anyone seen Bill Gates' blog?

Simpering pap.

Microsoft in the early days. Nerd at bottom left is richest man on Earth.