View Full Version : Microsft could (should?) help

09-14-2001, 12:07 PM
I read an article on slashdot that the US Red Cross are seeking computer equipment, desktops, storage media, network systems cat5 cables, msce engineer etc.

i think it would be nice if microsoft donated these to the relief.

09-14-2001, 02:56 PM
MS donated 10,000,000 in money and equipment.

09-14-2001, 02:58 PM
That was nice of them.

09-14-2001, 03:49 PM
VERY nice of them:D


09-14-2001, 09:03 PM
i wasnt aware of that
sorry ms :D

09-15-2001, 05:36 AM
If this is so, why hasn't it been in the news (or news paper) for example? $10.000.000 is quite a bit of dough, well, not for 'ol Billy at least...

09-15-2001, 06:57 AM
Bill Gates often gives a lot of money to charity without it being splashed all over the 6 o'clock news.

09-15-2001, 09:29 AM
A lot of companies donate a lot to charities for tax breaks as I understand it. :(

OR maybe I'm wrong and they are just full of human goodness.


09-15-2001, 09:38 AM
i think thats a little unfair, ten million dollars is a hell of a lot of money, i think that was genuine.

09-15-2001, 06:15 PM
>A lot of companies donate a lot to charities for tax breaks as I understand it. <

I thought charaties were not tax deductable, hmmm

Anyways I was shooked when I discovered I had not recive an email from them (i use hotmail) consernig the atacks. I gusss I just expected them to send something. (I even get MSDN flash).

09-15-2001, 11:00 PM
hmmm... i think that's great in and of itself. i wonder what right we have to evaluate it though... [nonflame] hmmm... that's tricky...