Monday, 26 January 2009

Microsoft's Live Search - inept or evil?

It has been widely reported that Microsoft's Live Search is not working effectively for search terms such as "open office". I read someone ask if it was a conspiracy - and you can probably guess my answer. It has been suggested that this was due to the planned merger of MS Live with MS Live office.

On reflection the following struck me - if Microsoft were doing it on purpose, this would suit the conspiracy theorist, and it would be another example of Microsoft abusing its position. If, on the other hand, it was just another piece of bad coding, no-one would be surprised.

So we are left with a decision - is Microsoft inept or evil - or, I suppose, both!

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