Klaus Zimmermann's Corner

MikeRoweSoft.com and shilling

So today I learned that a teenager fond of programming named Mike Rowe in Canada registered the domain mikerowesoft.com and was swiftly approached by the Microsoft legal team.

Some Streisand Effect followed shortly, but unfortunately, this time the dude ended up shilling on Microsoft's side afterwards, for a bribe that included - and I shit you not - a programming course at Microsoft's campus with all expenses paid, free subscription to MDN and an Xbox full of games.

This reminded me of Mike Cameron's case, who entered a Coca Cola-sponsored school event wearing a Pepsi shirt, but unfortunately for him, he didn't get anything in exchange but detention.

Oh well, I guess that a vacation trip and some videogames can still be cheaper than legal fees.