Microsoft Supported by Dead People

Posted by tadelste on Sep 21, 2005 12:30 PM EDT
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This article was pointed to by a prestigious member of the Lxer community in a post. It's really worth having its own article space. For your information, the post read: Just a reminder of who CAGW really is. (click "Read more" for a snapshot). Warning: laughing so hard that your ribs ache could be hazardous to your health.

Apparently the dead are fed up with the government's antitrust case against Microsoft Corp. According to a report in the Los Angeles Times Thursday morning, letters purportedly written by at least two dead people have made their way onto the desk of Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff. The letters asked Shurtleff to go easy on the company.

According to the article, the letters, along with those of 400 Utah citizens, are part of a nationwide "grassroots" campaign orchestrated by pro-Microsoft groups Americans for Technology Leadership (ATL) and Citizens Against Government Waste. The groups receive some funding from Microsoft but won't disclose how much.

The Times reported that the ATL calls citizens and says it is conducting a poll about the Microsoft case. Respondents who say they support the company are then sent individually written letters on personalized stationary, with varying wording, color and typeface, along with hand stamped, pre-addressed envelopes. The envelopes are addressed to their state attorney generals, President Bush and their Congressional representatives.

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Real irony here PaulFerris 0 916 Sep 22, 2005 6:27 AM
My own take, point by point AnonymousCoward 0 1,240 Sep 21, 2005 9:17 PM
At the time, Microsoft were 0.5% dead... AnonymousCoward 1 1,442 Sep 21, 2005 8:16 PM

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