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  Opening Microsoft File Formats to Java
Subject:   Welcome to the real world
Date:   2003-01-25 01:19:37
From:   anonymous2
How wonderful it must be to be the person that posted the previous comment. I wish that sort of myopic attitude actually worked.

Client: We need the program to write that information out in (Word, Excel, whatever) format.
Designer: How about we do this instead? We'll remove Microsoft Office from all of your machines and install OpenOffice.org instead.
Client: OpenOffice.what?
Designer: OpenOffice.org. It's an open source office suite. It's free.
Client: But we already own Microsoft Office...
Designer: Yes, but the file format is so lousy.

At which point you get either a blank look or fired, one of the two. Pinhead.