On Tue, 2005-10-25 at 23:40 -0500, Travis H. wrote:
> Many of the anonymity protocols require multiple participants, and
> thus are subject to what economists call "network externalities".  The
> best example I can think of is Microsoft Office file formats.  I don't
> buy MS Office because it's the best software at creating documents,
> but I have to buy it because the person in HR insists on making our
> timecards in Excel format.

1) You have told your HR person what a bad idea it is to introduce a
dependency on a proprietary file format, right?

2) OpenOffice can read Excel spreadsheets, and I would assume it can
save the changes back to them as well.

Shawn K. Quinn <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>

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