Even when Microsoft tries to do good…

…they somehow manage to be at least a little bit evil. For example:

Microsoft has put the Richard Feynman Messenger Series of lectures online. Which is definitely a good thing. Unfortunately, Silverlight is required to access the content of this page. Which wouldn’t be so bad, but this page doesn’t work with Moonlight. Apparently, we Linux users can’t access the content of this page.

When a web sight requires a specific browser/OS combination, it can mean one of two things:

  1. The web developers are incompetent.
  2. Someone is being a dick.

I leave it up to the reader to decide which category Microsoft belongs in…

One thought on “Even when Microsoft tries to do good…”

  1. I HIGHLY doubt the developers at Microsoft are incompetent…with that being said, the latter is the only option.

    Although, it does seem strange and lazy…I can see competitors limiting content access in this form, but not Microsoft against itself. Strange…

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