So I trust you are also not doing business with any other company that plays by the rules China lays down in order to operate there.
I'm sure it's possible to rationalize that a search engine is different than shoes or computer parts but that's a shaky distinction. A company could only do what Google is doing if they don't have much to lose. If Google was splitting the market share
with Baidu there is no way they would pull out. As it is they had a very small percentage of the search market.
Compare that to everything MS has in China both now and going forward. It would be irresponsible of them to have to pull Windows, Office and all the rest just because they didn't filter Bing; and Bing has a smaller share of the search market share there
Laura, I'm sorry to tell you this but the "name a star after me" thing is a scam.
They are not affiliated with any international body that names stars. They just publish it in their own material and say "look, it's named after you (according only to us)". It would be exactly like me picking up rocks and charging people money to name
them and giving them an "official" certificate that it had named it after them.
The ButWhy I would like to see is what happened to the photo screen saver from Vista? It was great with these nice collage effects and even played video clips. I loved it. The one for Windows 7 is just a slide show of images and it doesn't even work right
on multiple monitors. But Why?
It looks cool and I see where they're coming from but am I the only one a little disheartened by the kids comments? This isn't really a good representation of what programming is and I'm not sure it's fair to lead them down this nice path where they don't
think they need to deal with "text and stuff".