On the phone with a programmer friend of mine recently, I noticed a couple of times he said complimentary things about Microsoft. I didn’t understand why until he mentioned, later in the call, that he’d been taking some Microsoft technical classes recently.

A few minutes later he again said something nice about Microsoft and I asked, “So, have they been brainwashing you in these Microsoft classes you’ve been taking?”

He chuckled. “Well, I have to admit that, contrary to popular belief, Microsoft is not Satan incarnate.”

My response, “So that would be a ‘yes’ answer, then?”