Mood: hug me
Now Playing: 'The Rubber Robber Affair' Corporate lawyer finds cell phone with 'pretty lady' on other end of the line.
Topic: The Sneaky Runarounds
I know this is going to be a bit disturbing to some of you but didn't you learn to read in school? It's really not all that much if you just look at every other word.
Ohhhh... you're disturbed about the trickery and shady dealings! Well, heck, why didn't you say so? I could have left out that part.
This a precautionary tale for those who pooh-pooh conspiracies and giants squashing bugs. And, by the way... the real world called. They want your phone number.
To wit: A sad tale of a little bitty elf and the evil giant.
December 5, 2001 Ballmer takes charge of Microsoft Phone biz
July 8, 2002 Bugs delay flagship Microsoft phone
July 11, 2002 Microsoft: our phone software might not be good enough
July 22, 2002 Microsoft's Canary phone - the first pics
October 7, 2002 Orange to launch Microsoft Smartphone in UK
September 10, 2002 Sendo ships self-destructing Stinker phone SDK
January 6, 2003 Microsoft's masterplan to screw phone partner - full details
(Sendo's 27-page filing in a Texas court - disclosed here for the first time)
January 7, 2003 Sendo sues Microsoft over 'secret plan'
February 27, 2003 Microsoft goes on attack in Sendo case
February 27, 2003 Whatever didn't happen to Microsoft's Marc Brown?
June 5, 2003 Sendo sues Orange over Microsoft SPV smartphone IP
August 31, 2003 Microsoft's Sendo case: has it Burst wide open?
(Microsoft's case against Sendo is brutally damaged - 'missing' emails)
September 13, 2004 Microsoft settles Sendo tech theft lawsuit
March 23, 2005 Sendo reports Ericsson to EC, Ericcson sues Sendo
(accusing Ericsson of "seeking to license its patents to third parties on an unfair, anti-competitive, abusive and discriminatory basis")
June 29, 2005 Motorola buys Sendo team, patents
So, you see, boys and girls, Mister Frickaseed isn't typing all this just to entertain you. He's trying to keep your boogered eyes open and your softball brain alert. Why? So you can keep what you bought and the brain will get taught...
UPDATE May 26, 2007
Looks like Microsoft is "competing" against smaller companies again. Check out http://vcsy.blogspot.com/2007/05/you-gonna-eat-that-uhhh-thats-my-arm.html
Nasty nasty nasty.