Friday, June 16, 2006

Software pirates

In 1985, Microsoft was shipping Windows for the first time, but the guys who used to sell illegal software on disc wanted it really bad so they could have it on the street even before the release date. Some of them were with the Russian Mafia, they're really big into counterfeiting. They got on speedboats with machineguns and hijacked one of the ships that was bringing the new software over from the plant in Taiwan. That's how they got the name "software pirates" because they stole that whole boat.


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