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Overunderdoing: patterns in Microsoft's interoperability stance

May 22, 2009, 19:02 (1 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to ghomem for this link. ]

"Well, if we're talking about interoperability it has been done. Or tried. We could call it overunderdoing. Here's the algorithm:
  1. pick one interoperability concern
  2. solve it up to 85% (percentage may vary)
  3. wisely choose the 15% to leave out so interoperability can be said to work but with constant annoyances
  4. make a loud announcement to the press
  5. profit: everyone will read the announcement but only a small fraction of such readers will notice the missing bits; despite the claimable advances over the previous situation it still won't be practical to make any use of the announced interoperability"

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