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LinuxInsider: Munich's Migration to Linux Raises Issues

Jul 27, 2004, 22:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Phil Albert)

"There is a line Jack Kerouac used to describe the independent, nonconformist nature of the Beat movement during the 1950s. He said, 'Imagine explaining to 10,000 raving Tokyo snake dancers in the street that you are looking for peace but you won't join the parade.'

"That may not be exactly the explanation that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer got when he personally flew to Munich to meet with city officials, but he was probably as mystified as the snake dancers when Munich officials said that in spite of the huge discounts he was offering, they had decided not to join the parade..."

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