Dell and Microsoft ranked among the world's most ethical companies.

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  1. Jarhead

    Jarhead Perfectly Sane

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  2. Fishon

    Fishon I Will Close You

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    I murdered someone last year but this year I've been nothing but a model citizen. ;)
     
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  3. Mitlov

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    It's almost as if bundling a web browser with an OS is not morally comparable to intentionally killing somebody.
     
  4. Jarhead

    Jarhead Perfectly Sane

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    There are a lot of groups (both companies and governments) who have committed moral wrongs, murder included, at various points in time. Nobody is ethical then, so what's the point in holding anyone to any moral standards anymore? :)
     
  5. Mitlov

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    Again, we're not talking about murder, we're talking about bundling a web browser with an OS, which the feds viewed unfavorably in the 1990s but which since then had become standard practice for all major tech companies, including Apple and Google.
     
  6. Jarhead

    Jarhead Perfectly Sane

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    I know. I'm making fun of the idea of using long-ago actions to judge companies now.
     
  7. Fishon

    Fishon I Will Close You

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    No, but you're killing me. Glad you got the point I was making and didn't take it literally.
     
  8. killkenny1

    killkenny1 Too weird to live, too rare to die.

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    I think Fishon was using something that in literature is called hyperbole.
    As per Wikipedia: Hyperbole is a figure of speech which uses an extravagant or exaggerated statement to express strong feelings.
    Example A : They had been walking so long that John thought he might drink the entire lake when they came upon it.
    Example B: I murdered someone last year but this year I've been nothing but a model citizen.
     
  9. Mitlov

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    Well if we all agree that bundling a web browser with an OS in the 1990s isn't inherently immoral, and certainly doesn't make the company an unethical company in 2017, why drop the link to the case to begin with?
     
  10. Gabrielgvs

    Gabrielgvs Notebook Consultant

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    Which, by demonstrating just the time aspect of the moving goalposts informs the reason the entire idea is complete BS. Unless of course, telling yourself otherwise creates that warm, fuzzy feeling for you.
     
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