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The Microsoft Robot Is At Your Command

So...normally on Friday, we run reader feedback. But since we haven't had any reader feedback since before Thanksgiving (Thursday of last week, for those of you outside the U.S.), we're going to keep this Friday issue of RCPU fairly short and hopefully somewhat sweet. Don't let us down during this festive season, though -- an e-mail to RCPU (at [email protected]) is the gift that we'll give right back to you in this space next week.

Anyway, we had to smile today at a story out of Japan, where a company called ZMP has developed a two-legged robot that runs on Microsoft robotics software. Now, there's an unfathomable number of jokes we could make about crashes, security flaws and maybe even how the Microsoft robot keeps accusing the Linux robot of stealing all its best tricks, but we'd rather turn the floor over to you.

We'd like to know what you would want your Microsoft robot to do. It can be anything, really -- well, anything fit to print in a family-friendly newsletter, we suppose. Would you want it to get you a cold beverage during the game? Actually figure out licensing terms for virtualization technologies? Develop a coherent SaaS strategy? Redesign the partner program Web site?

The Microsoft robot is at your command. Send your instructions to [email protected].

Posted by Lee Pender on 11/30/2007 at 1:21 PM


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