On Wed, Mar 20, 2002 at 01:45:51PM +0000, Nick Murtagh wrote:
> > happening
> > here is that there getting the opinions of big tech on how important
> > broadband is
> > to the development of Eire and technology in general and how to move
> > forward without
> > bringing the squabbling likes of eircom etc. into the fray.
>> That's a great idea. Why didn't they do it 5 years ago?
Because that would have required some foresight, not a quality thick on the
ground at your local FF cumann.
> with representatives of an oil company. This is the company that invented
> the MEV [Microsoft Email Virus] remember. They are the polluters of the
In fairness, they didn't invent the virus - only the digital equivalent of
agar and petri dishes :-)
> And, as I mentioned to Alex, what do Microsoft Ireland do? As far as I know,
> manufacturing and localisation. They haven't even got a website at
Indeed - Microsoft Ireland is a big contributor to Ireland being a huge
exported of software, where software = disks or CDs. When the inevitable
decline in usage of physical data carriers for distribution of software
happens, Micorsoft Ireland will feel the pinch.
> www.microsoft.ie. Is there anyone from ILUG, or irelandoffline on this
> committee? There should be.
Not sure that ILUG could claim a place, but irelandoffline certainly should
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