There’s a lot of Microsoft worshipers out there. Jaredhallows is a good example. Goblin of OPEN BYTES posts a negative article about the Zune. Jaredhallows throws a fit, and accuses Goblin of being a Microsoft hater.
I told Lefty (David Schlesinger) that I won’t allow Microsoft software on any computer I own. I don’t like software that calls home when I’m online. I don’t like software that reports anything, however benign, to anyone. I don’t like it that I can’t turn this ‘feature’ off. Lefty accused me of being a Microsoft hater.
I don’t hate Microsoft. I just have no use for a company that holds so little regard for its customers, and I refuse to buy from them. Do a Google search on the phrase Microsoft screws customers and see how many hits you get. Hell, even Bing, Microsoft’s own search engine admits this. Or if you don’t trust Google or Bing, try Cuil, a little known search engine that is a nice alternative.
I don’t like how Microsoft operates. I’m not afraid to tell everyone why. To those who worship at the altar of Microsft, this is blasphemy. That I don’t love Microsoft must mean that I hate Microsoft in their minds. That I’m aware of how badly Microsoft Windows is designed, and am willing to say so, means that I’m a Microsoft hater. Saying that the Emperor has no clothes is being disrespectful to the Emperor. Being disrespectful means that I hate the Emperor.
Microsoft worshipers troll places like Groklaw, ZDNet, The Inquirer, and every other place that has forums, or allows comments, trying to keep anyone who posts from saying anything negative about their Idol. You don’t believe me? Go take a look. You say something negative, and the Microsoft Trolls (worshipers) pop up out of the woodwork, accusing you of every crime known to man (and some that they’ve invented for the occasion).
Because the Microsoft religion, or cult if you will, isn’t rational. It can’t be rational. When you worship something, it has to have a value to you. Microsoft has no value to the end user, in part because the company has no ethics.
I feel sorry for the Microsoft worshipers, worshiping at the feet of a false idol, worshipers of a false religion.