I continue to feel imposed upon whenever anyone sends me a DOCX/XLSX file, based on the (incorrect as it happens) assumption that I, like them (or their employer), have sold out my personal sovereignty to the Redmond borg. Makes me feel sad the the level of awareness of "fully compromised personal liberty" is so breathtakingly low. In addition to the impending climate catastrophe, there're at least a couple more elephants in this room, people.


The fact that this is also true of people in our local and national government is actually unacceptable given that vendor-neutral formats are easily available. This is the gov't effectively mandating a single vendor's (and an overseas one, who pays way too little tax, to boot!) software to engage with it. Not acceptable, people.

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