LinuxInsider: Microsoft, Novell and Unintended Consequences
Jan 08, 2007, 22:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dana Gardner)
"The biggest consequence was that many, many more people became
aware of the trove of metadata generated by their actions online.
AOL did the global Web-use community a favor by educating the world
on the issues of metadata use, misuse and the potential for
shenanigans--or to seek protection.
"Well, thanks to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's recent
transparency on his beliefs about Linux and Windows, we have a
similar unintended educational consequence in the works..."