8 Pixels Cost MS Millions

Categories: Ramblings

How 8 pixels cost Microsoft millions: “When coloring in 800,000 pixels on a map of India, Microsoft colored eight of them a different shade of green to represent the disputed Kashmiri territory. The difference in greens meant Kashmir was shown as non-Indian, and the product was promptly banned in India. Microsoft was left to recall all 200,000 copies of the offending Windows 95 operating system software to try and heal the diplomatic wounds. “It cost millions,” Edwards said.

In less understandable stupidity … Outsports.com is being sued for taking a picture at a public sporting event on a public street and running it without comment on a sporting site in a sporting gallery of 150 images from the same event. This is clear defamation. I am outraged at what Chris Harbinson has had to go though. Just think of all the “extreme embarrassment, public humiliation, mental agony and damage to his name and reputation.”

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