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Rolling the Cheese

May 16, 2007, 22:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

"I am a big believer in cause and effect (or effect and cause, for you quantum physicists out there). When people do something, they are often responding to something else, some other stimulus. We take out the trash because we don't want our house to stink. We build a new application because we have a solution to a certain problem. And so on. Certainly not all of our actions are a direct result of stimuli, but I think it can safely be said that most of them are.

"So when I read about Microsoft's General Counsel Brad Smith telling Fortune magazine about the 235 Microsoft patents upon which Linux is supposedly infringing, my first question was why? My next question was, why now...?"

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