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A Confederacy of Smarts (28 May 2004)
In its role as the dominant presence in software, Microsoft, they lament, still has a long way to go to improve the experience of the average computer user. 'Microsoft has had some of the brightest computer scientists the world has ever produced, people who understand security better than anybody, and yet they fail to think fundamentally about an entirely new way that computers could run that makes them infinitely more secure and virus-free,' notes John Seely Brown, former director of Xerox PARC. 'For some reason, they haven't been tackling some of the most fundamental problems, and I'm confused by that.'
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