[LINK] Friday Musing: Docx - Open Office versus Microsoft Office

Glen Turner gdt at gdt.id.au
Fri Nov 11 14:54:14 AEDT 2011

Perhaps it's a simply case of people doing what is in their own interest. OpenOffice want to compete with Microsoft Word, so it will open .doc and .docx. Microsoft Word's greatest competitor is previous versions of Microsoft Word. So they'd very much like you to upgrade.

> The fact that buggy software affects productivity and output, it could
> be legitimately postulated that Microsoft is responsible for as much as
> .35% drop in overall CPI.

No. That's simply a case of not understanding what the Consumer Price Index measures.

- Glen

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