On Monday 29 December 2008 11:21, Sachin Gopalakrishnan wrote:
> > Companies exist to provide a service to society. In the process
> > they make money.
> No they dont. Name one company which exist only to serve society
> and i shall show you a failed company!
You completely misunderstand. Every company exists to provide a
service. They MAY fail because of many reasons. But they WILL fail if
they cannot provide the service that they propose in a satisfactory
> > Given that they exist to provide a service to society,
> no they don't sir.
> > Ofcourse there are any number of crooked companies and people
> > whose sole ethic is to make money.
> I dont understand why is making money so bad?? As i see it we all
> work hard so
> that we can gain money to provide for more comforts. What is wrong
> in doing so?
You again miss the point. There is absolutely nothing wrong ( though
amassing pieces of paper is kind of strange) in making money
ETHICALLY. Thus making money by providing a service to small section
of society, while knowingly damaging other sections is definetly
wrong. The law tries to recognise the existence of such behaviour and
legislates to prevent it. However as tech and society changes the law
falls behind (sometimes deliberately). At such time the ethical
company recognises and corrects itself, thus protecting itself from
> Am no MS supporter but they have gone a long way to make money,
> they made the desktop ubiquitous.
Boss, you need a major reeducation in the history of computing. Thank
god you never said billy baba invented computers.
> They marketed their product so well that more and more people
> wanted to buy it, this helped in bringing down prices. Enough for us
> to sit and argue over in on our own personal computers.
You make me laugh. Just do everybody a favour by reading up about the
various law suits filed against the company about stolen ip, illegal
practices etec. etc.
> Now they did this for money not to fulfill any philanthropic urge.
Ethics != philanthrophy.
> I don't see why we should bash MS just for making money. If they
> had monopolistic
> practices its because the competition wasnt good enough and allowed
> it to be a monopoly.
As i said you really need to get the facts from some place other than
wherever you are getting them from. Periodically we get thoroughly
misinformed members on the list. However it has been sometime since
the last one. Cant blame the poor members though, the disinformation
from M$ and their puppets is huge and the poor reader thinks it's
great marketing. If anything they are as terrible at marketing as
they are at tech.
Read the list for an abridged version. Or go to groklaw.net in the M$