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Is Bill good or evil? I don't know, I never met the guy. Why is he rich? He standardized stuff. I would argue that Microsoft is more than a little paranoid about products and control, but not exactly evil. I hope that MS's power will break down now as Java and HTML become more popular, but on the other hand I do appreciate that someone or something big enough to get things standardized existed. There was a time when computers had a bloody nightmare just getting organized, and we needed something massive force stuff into some kind of order. Now Microsoft has outlived the need and is corrupting other standards, we can fight that by obstinantly holding to real HTML and real programming languages, and encouraging others to do the same. I for one am content to wait, largely because I'm to unskilled to do much else.