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The Virtues of Monoculture

Apr 24, 2007, 20:15 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by James Turner)

"I'm probably not saying anything that hasn't been said before here, but I thought I'd share a few thoughts on why people seem to be drawn to the Microsoft Way. I recently did something at the 'day job' that I've thought about doing for a long time, but never quite worked up the steam to follow through on, I signed up to participate in a a Microsoft-centric project, and to learn .NET.

"I have made abortive stabs in the past to learn to code in the Microsoft Universe. I made a stab back in the bad old COM days, but the number of hoops I was being asked to jump through was more than I wanted to bite off at that time. Since then, I've carried that bad taste in my mouth, and resisted adding any Microsoft skill sets to my repertoire, even though it was sometimes a gap in my resume..."

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