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Date: 6/29/2001 11:12:04 AM (GMT-7)
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I grant that conceptually it can be a useful tool, and for Office XP it would be hard to take issue with it.
For WindowsXP and IE6, however...okay, so maybe you can disable it, but on one hand the user who becomes reliant on it is going to be immersed in Microsoft-exclusive web content, and for another just because it can be enabled/disabled now doesn't mean that there isn't potential for abuse in the future (and Microsoft doesn't exactly have an altar boy's record in that respect).
Maybe the concept is good but how would Microsoft be EXPECTED to use it? To try and mold persons toward an ever-more-Microsoft world of course. They're a business and it would be foolish to expect less. But they're also a business with a frighteningly high percentage of the desktop OS market.
Maybe the people who shouted "wolf!" and got the feature removed entirely were overly alarmist, but on the other hand sometimes it takes extremist wackos on one side of an issue to prevent extremist wackos on the other side from gaining the upper hand.
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