Vienna, Austria—As spring comes to the Danube river valley, the green in the hills isn’t the only sign of reprieve from the long, dark winter. Employees of Visio Guy, an internet-based firm, also sighed relief—and jumped for joy—as the final judgment in a bitter lawsuit came down.
The case ended after months of courtroom-squabbling, with the plaintiff accusing the EU of digging into Microsoft’s deep pockets, crippling competition, stifling the IT-business climate, and hurting the little guy, while the defendant countered with claims that the plaintiff “just wanted to work from home”, and “sought to profiteer from pay-per-click online advertising instead of working at Siemens for 30 years, like a good German-speaker should.”
Visio Guy’s CEO was available for comment:
“We’re really glad to see the word of the powers-that-be point our way. They [defendant] were not only hurting Microsoft, but also killing the drive to excel and cutting-off access to a brighter future. I mean, what kind of outlook does business have if success is rewarded with mega-fines? The vista was bleak: they were closing the windows on our children’s future—robbing them of the hopes and dreams of starting a business that one day might grow to become something really big!
Plus, with the necessary cutbacks at Microsoft, I had to buy my own ticket to the MVP Global Summit this year…”
Art Braune says
Outstanding – I think you made a Powerful Point in your Expression of the details of this historic case. Have you found a Publisher for your memoirs regarding your involvement? As I think the Info would help others along the Path to enlightenment. Let me know if you need any help getting the memoir Project off the ground.
Visio Guy says
My Messenger just alerted me to your input, and I must thank you for the pleasant Exchange! I’m going to jot down some of your ideas in my Notepad.
I must say, the quality of comments on this site is increasing eXPonentially. Especially from Bob and his wife, MS Bob. What they say simply Works.
Anyway, I’d love to stay and chat, but I’ve got to leave my Office and go to my Visual Studio and Paint now.
Philippe C says
I’d like to apologise for the idiots in Brussels.
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