Ernie Ball rocks on without Microsoft

Ernie Ball was gutted by the BSA a few years ago, and now they're running Linux, OpenOffice, Mozilla and Evolution. Sterling Ball's story, from CNET's interview, is absolutely awesome. Every chicken-shit CIO and IT manager should read this. Perhaps this story should come with a free can of spinach.

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"It's just software. You have to figure out what you need to do within your organization and then get the right stuff for that. And we're not a backwards organization. We're progressive; we've won communications and design awards...The fact that I'm not sending my e-mail through Outlook doesn't hinder us. It's just kind of funny. I'm speaking to a standing-room-only audience at a major technology show because I use a different piece of software--that's hysterical."

It sure is! But it's sad that it's hysterical.

Written on August 22, 2003