Friday, May 06, 2005

Update: Better late than never for Microsoft

Not too long ago, I noted here that Microsoft was rethinking its withdrawal of support for a Washington state bill that would have effectively banned discrimination against gays and lesbians in housing, employment, and insurance. Well, not a little too late, Microsoft has indeed switched back to the right side. CEO Steve Ballmer announced today, in an e-mail to employees, that the company would support such legislation in future. Why in future? Because the bill failed in the state Senate by a single vote on April 21. Wrote Ballmer: "After looking at the question from all sides, I've concluded that diversity in the workplace is such an important issue for our business that it should be included in our legislative agenda." Better late than never, but let's hope the tech giant, whose OS allows The Reaction to be, soon has the opportunity to make amends.

A belated bravo.

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  • Mr. Stickings,

    May I suggest switching sides, and joining myself and Mr. Paoli among the ever growing number of Apple Macintosh users? After all, it is Apple's wonderful OS that allows me to read and enjoy all that The Reaction has become.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:03 AM  

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