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Linux Online: Columnist Writes Dumb Op-Ed Piece Against Massachusetts

Sep 28, 2005, 02:30 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael J. Jordan)

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"As someone born and raised in Massachusetts, I'm proud of my home state. I'm proud that we were the only state to vote against Richard Nixon in 1972. I'm proud that we were the first colonists to tell George III where to stick his taxes. This eventually led to the rest of the colonies declaring their independence and our becoming the United States. So I'm glad that as of January 1, 2007, the citizens of the Bay State are also declaring their independence from Microsoft, leviers of their own 'OS Tax' and the biggest tyrants to sail into Boston Harbor since 1776.

"Massachusetts CIO Peter Quinn, after some years of working out the details, has finally come up with a plan to free the state from Microsoft's closed, proprietary formats. Like his colonial counterparts, Mr. Quinn sees the wisdom in declaring independence from King Bill..."

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