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Re: Another Microsoft XML patent

tedd wrote:
> David said (or so I think he said):
>> the corporations that we love to hate still provide good
>> employment for a lot of people...
> Yes, they bring employment provided that you're young, not over 
> educated, not disabled and politically approved and sanitized. Not to 
> discount the efforts of a few smart people who work in these 
> corporations, there is a lot of corporate welfare for people who 
> couldn't find work elsewhere, much like government.

Hmmm. I've worked/consulted for software firms with anywhere from one to 
 >20,000 people and I can't say I've ever noticed any correlation 
between company size and the kinds of people working there. I've found 
young, old, smart, stupid, annoying, nice, and every other kind of 
person at all sizes of companies.

About the only correlation I've ever noticed is that people in small 
companies work as generalists and people in large companies work as 
specialists. But even that doesn't mean they are inherently generalists 
or specialists -- it's just the kind of work they do given their current 

-- Ron


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