"The Linux news portal Slashdot uses humorous navigation icons
for its discussion topics. For the Microsoft area, the icon is an
image of Bill Gates as a Borg, one of the alien enemies from "Star
Trek: The Next Generation."
"It's an inside joke for the geek-heavy user base of Slashdot,
most of whom would be familiar with the Borg's relentless quest to
assimilate the universe, warning foes that "resistance is futile."
The Linux-centric Slashdot, which champions free software and free
speech, fancies itself as the bridge of the Enterprise."
"Tensions between Microsoft and Slashdot burst into open
warfare this month, but the weapons of choice were legal briefs and
the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), rather than photon
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