Senator doesn't know his X from his P

A News.com reader writes that people like Sen. Charles Schumer should not apply their limited understanding to shaping policy for technical issues.

Senator doesn't know his X from his P

In response to the July 24 article "Microsoft under pressure on Windows XP":

I am so confused. Why does everyone insist on saying that the inclusion of certain technologies--Messenger, for example--in Windows precludes people from installing other software? AIM runs fine on Windows XP. I haven't tried Kodak's imaging solution on Windows XP yet, but I am sure it, too, would run. People will install whatever it is they want to run, as they always have.

People like the good senator should not apply their limited--or nonexistent--understanding to issues like this. As the saying goes, a little knowledge is a dangerous thing.

Geoffrey Witterick