Google knows all. Well, not quite but it is great for getting information that can be mechanically searched for. Today I needed to spell the word facetious. I first tried OS X Leopard’s built in dictionary, but my first guess was too far off. So I tried a few approximations in a google search and it found the spelling and definition. Cool. And useful.
This NYT article starts with the sentence “Oh, how the mighty have fallen.”
A Giant Bid That Shows How Tired the Giant Is – New York Times via kwout
I don’t think this merger would work, even if it gets by the EU regulators who have seen MS as being anti-competitive in the past. The US regulators have been either asleep or for sale regarding MS’s behavior. These companies have very different cutures and technology bases.