Tuesday, September 02, 2003

More evidence of why the British Empire faded

Vnunet.com reports that the UK government is forbidding its employees from taking advantage of one of the major benefits of Microsoft's new Software Assurance policy - the ability to install software on a home PC for no addtional cost. "It is OGC policy for security reasons that employees are expressly forbidden to use home PCs for work purposes," said a spokeswoman in the article. Evidently they believe that the MS Office applications are not available at retail to anyone who wants to buy them.

So not only can't UK bureaucrats work at home, but they also have to shell out $500-1000 each for office productivity software at home. Hmm, maybe this is just the Labour Party's way of stimulating the economy....

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