Interesting Article

The full thing is here. Here are a few good quotes:

? Microsoft employees were questioned by police in China, where it is an offence to refer to Taiwan as country or as the Republic of China. Now Taiwan is not referred to as country and all software worldwide avoids the issue by referring to places as “regions or districts”.

? Perhaps the best known, and one of the most expensive, errors was a colour-coded world map showing time zones, which showed the disputed Jammu-Kashmir region as not being in India – an offence under Indian law. The mistake led to the whole of the Windows 95 operating system being banned in the country, losing large sales. For its replacement, Microsoft, Office 97, Microsoft removed the colour coding and sold 100,000 copies in India.

The last one here is interesting. It shows that governments DO have power over large corporations….when money is concerned. It also shows that Office 97 replaced Windows 95. :rolleyes: Idiots.

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