View Full Version : Paradox?

November 9th, 2005, 03:47 PM
On other threads, Microsoft gets a lot of praise because their hardware and software is so wonderfully hackable, and thus extensible: the Xbox, for instance, and the enormously flexible & extensible Flight Simulator.

Does anyone else find it interesting that the guys who brought us the all-binary Registry also build such extensible stuff?

November 9th, 2005, 04:12 PM
It is actually odd... Not just in terms of extensibility, but also how MS can create such poor programmes, yet sometimes have such good ones mixed up in between...

Take MS Office, I hate most of it, but Excel is actually brilliant... If you've ever worked with Lotus 123, you'll know what I'm talking about....