Windows may not have /dev/null, but its vendor does

Sunday, 14 Nov 2004

There’s little to be surprised about when Microsoft claim that Firefox does not threaten IE’s market share, but one quip strikes me as a particularly remarkable bit of spin doctor rhetoric:

“I don’t believe it is a true statement that IE doesn’t have the features that our customers want. We take user feedback very seriously. If you have that feedback then you should feed it back to us because we will feed it to the product team,” said English.

Because what he doesn’t say is that the product team will, of course, proceed to promptly drop it on the floor. After all, no new release of Internet Explorer is planned for years to come.

So yeah, go ahead, give all your feedback to Microsoft. At least it gives you something to do.