The power of the press
I just got the Jan 7th issue of Information Week and i was reading the letters to the editor. There were a couple of letters about Windows Vista in this issue. One of the letters I found very interesting. It stated how arrogant Microsoft was about creating an operating system that is in compatible with the previous version.
The example the writer gave was "Vista isn't compatible with the lower Windows operating systems. For example, if a file is saved in Vista, it can't be opened in Windows; the file can't even be renamed."
Wow! I couldn't believe this letter was published. If you read the quote the writer doesn't say what program they are using they just say if you save a file using Vista. What does that mean? Do they mean a Microsoft Word file? Hmm, I don't know.
The problem is that someone is going to read this letter and take it as a factual piece of information.