[linux-elitists] OH NOOES! Another GPL release from Microsoft!

Bob Bernstein rs at bernstein.providence.ri.us
Thu Jul 23 00:55:16 PDT 2009


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On Thu, Jul 23, 2009 at 05:24:27PM +1000, Ben Finney wrote:

> You'd prefer we buy into the dangerous and ludicrous fiction that
> a corporation is an individual entity?

The medium is the message? 

No, it's much simpler than that, which is why I expect virtually
everyone around here to have trouble grasping the point. 

Good writing doesn't depend on metaphysics. 

I can say *meaningful* things about unicorns without believing in
their existence. 

'Corporation' has both singular and plural senses.

Which is correct?:

1. Foobar Widgets Inc. are an excellent supplier of widgets.

2. Foobar Widgets Inc. are excellent suppliers of widgets.

3. Foobar Widgets Inc. is an excellent supplier of widgets.

Answer: 3.


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Bob Bernstein   
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