Re: Burning the Cosmic Commons Talk

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Tue Oct 17 2000 - 08:16:30 MDT

Robin Hanson wrote:
> In response to the many complaints about .ppt format, I've
> saved an html version:
> Microsoft offers free software to let you view .ppt files on PCs
> and Macs (A copy of the PC version is at:
> So I suppose the complaint is that Microsoft hasn't offered enough
> versions of this software for enough other platforms?

Its that they've been such dinks to Netscape that they won't agree to make it a
default plug in on Netscape's site when people download and install
Communicator. PDF is the standard for portable documents in the publishing
world, and plain PS, MS PPT, or Corel Barista or Envoy are all failures. Just
the way it is.

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