The EU wanted Microsoft to publish it's software interface documentations to enable free and healthy competition on the european software marked. To proove Microsoft's compliantness an independent monitor was asked. Professor Neil Barrett, an IT specialist and independent monitor approved by Microsoft, had this to say about Microsoft's interface documentation:
"Using the documentation is an absolutely frustrating, time-consuming and ultimately fruitless task." [via Guardian]
... but hey, I thought Microsofts whole product line was established to be absolutely frustrating, time-consuming and ultimately fruitless. Or wasn't it?
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