August 26, 2004

Idiots at Microsoft

Well, By Now you definitely know, Tom Edwards! if you don't click here

In an older post I wrote about Microsoft and Kurdistan issue. That article did not say much about the details, but now here is the detail:

"For example when employees were arrested in Turkey because Kurdistan had been shown as a separate entity on maps of the country, a decision was taken to remove Kurdistan from all maps. "

"Of course we offended Kurds by doing this but we had offended the Turks more and they were a much more important market for our products. It was a hard commercial decision, not political."

I wonder what has been their original reference that has shown Kurdistan as a separate entity! Perhaps Microsoft has some classified documents which proves some forgotten facts! Or maybe they are using an old version of the database and you may once see the Achaemenid empire, in the map!!

Well, in fact most (all) of the examples that have been given are not much geographical! They are rather geopolitical. But it does not alter the fact that those idiots don't even know where is the pacific ocean, let it be the Kashmir or Kurdistan!!!

Posted by Shauheen at August 26, 2004 12:46 PM


Turkey captured many parts of the Kurdistan province, before WWI and now they are trying to use the land for Turks and remove the Kurdish identity! Shame on Microsoft.

Posted by: Yazdgerd at September 2, 2004 12:29 PM