News.com on Microsoft’s record of cultural insensitivity – some examples of which have cost the convicted monopolist big time. Examples cited include a game in which the chanting of the Koran was used as a backing track, and another in which Muslim warriors turned churches into mosques.
Microsoft has also managed to upset women and entire countries. A Spanish-language version of Windows XP, destined for Latin American markets, asked users to select their gender between “not specified,” “male” or “bitch,” because of an unfortunate error in translation.
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Heh. Deja vu. ;)
LOL – coincidence – I just found it in the news.com daily update…
Ha ha! Kismet… it couldn’t have happened to an nicer company…
Oh, I have no doubt it’s coincidence. I’m just very pleased we both extract the same degree of schadenfreude from Microsoft’s blunders. :)