07:04:50 pm on January 3, 2006 |
Ever try to break up with someone and they got all passive aggressive and made it even more difficult? You know the tricks: “sorry, I left my math book at your place, can I come over”, “oh, I am expecting a package that I had them ship to your place before we broke up”, and my personal favorite, “can I just come over and stare at you while you work?”
Well, now that I am happily married, I thought that I had left this kind of behavior behind me at least until I had toddlers and had to deal with a whole new flavor of passive aggression. I did NOT expect that I would encounter such desperate tactics from Microsoft first. I was wrong. After trying out the latest version of MSN Messenger, I was shocked to find that I was not allowed to exit the application! I kept getting the following error message that was telling me that a bunch of applications I either did not use, or had previously used without MSN Messenger, now had dependencies on Messenger:
I know Microsoft is getting desperate given the onslaught of competitors (too many to link) that are using innovation as “lock in”, but this is ridiculous. I hope I have an easier time uninstalling this crap. I intend to “change the locks” so to speak when the new PowerBooks come out.