> by IBM (for decades), and my memory is that most of us were very clear that
> an "IBM standard" was outside the range of definition of standards  --

Everyone copied the Selectric keyboard layout, making it "standard" --
then IBM changed it for the PC.  I remember someone sarcastically saying,
"We're IBM; we can do anything!"

Now Microsoft does it.  My company upgraded Microsoft Office and now I
can't figure out how to do things that were easy to do not long ago.

I must reluctantly admit that Microsoft crashes, although still way too
common, have decreased noticeably in their frequency.

Wes Groleau