Thursday, July 05, 2007

MS planned obsolecence

Wrote a blog entry on my work notebook today, it came with office2007. I've just now discovered that I can't use it for material I need to share with my XPdesktop at home. .docx isn't backwards compatible with wordpad on my xp system. It looks like this:

ùôj> –ðÅ9­¤ˆ”.ÿ¡¤·Á¶±¸r(’

There's no readable txt anywhere in the document except the bits that say:
"word/document.xml" and shit like that.

It's a little thing, but I'll have to go back to work, reopen the document, and save it in frickin notepad or something. I'm buying a new pc later this summer, but this bit of deliberate planned obsolecence earns the dickwads at Microsoft NO BROWNIE POINTS with this consumer.

No comments: