utterly evil corporation MS was 20 years ago
(a shoutout topic to Nick Kew's post)
You don't have to go back 20 years for Microsoft to have done things that are 'utterly evil'. Look at what has been done to Windows. That was less than 5 years ago.
Sinofsky and Larson-Greene aren't there any more, and Ballmer isn't the CEO, but that doesn't change them. A new breed of arrogant "you will do it THIS way" types are STILL managing things, as evidenced by the fact that Windows 10 still has:
a) 2D FLATTY McFLATFACE FLATSO *FORCED* upon you, with NO user choice
b) Adware and Spyware built into the OS
c) Pay-to-play device driver signing ONLY
d) FORCED updates [complete with feature creep and NO QA], where YOUR BANDWIDTH belongs to THEM
e) NO other Windows OS available on new computers
f) Microsoft "cloudy" logon, to HELP TRACK YOU, EVERYWHERE
g) The [CR]app store UBER ALLES
h) NO listening to customer complaints and wants; they just listen to the 'yes' echos of the fanbois...
Yeah. They're still UTTERLY EVIL. The customer is NO LONGER "always right". It's "the minions are ALWAYS EXPLOITED".
But I think they were LESS EVIL 20 years ago. It used to be 'developers developers' back then... and it was just under 20 years ago that they came up with the ".Net Initiative" and it was at THAT point that they turned to the *DARK* *SIDE* of *WORLD* *DOMINATION*.