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MikeRoweSoft

By olefarte
Jan 19, 2004
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  1. Here's a good one. Seem's this 17 year old guy named Mike Rowe, started up a web site and named it, you guessed it, mikerowesoft.com. Now Microsoft is wanting him to give up the name or else.

    They've offer him $10. Now he's PO'ed and wants $10,000, which I'm sure is a paultry amount to them, especially if they want the name so bad.

    You can read more about it at CNN or go to his site, which is getting hit pretty hard, because of all the publicity, so it loads real slow. You know, I don't really think anyone would mistake that name for Microsoft.com.
     
  2. ak_in_charge

    ak_in_charge TS Rookie Posts: 137

    all I have to say is that is really hilarious.

    Good for him. Hope he gets rich off of it!!!:p
     
  3. vassil3427

    vassil3427 TS Rookie Posts: 822

    Ahaha..that's great...
    I hope he gets his 10k bucks, he deserves it for his creativity...
     
  4. olefarte

    olefarte TechSpot Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 1,427

    Oh, forgot to add, he's from Canada, and Microsofts lawyers name is Smart & Biggar. Now that's one good name for a legal firm.
     
  5. somekid007

    somekid007 TS Rookie Posts: 369

    they settled for an xbox and an all expenses trip to redmond when microsoft host some trade show. i really hoped to see it in court. its all over the newspapers in here in vancouver. he lives in victoria which happens to be our provincial territory. i hate to see all of our guys get beat up by big huge american bullies. Canadian National and BC Railways are now owned by burlington santa fe. macmillan blodel is now part of Weyerhaeuser. sometimes i just think we should jus take a dive and annex with the US. its happening, jus slowly.
     
  6. vassil3427

    vassil3427 TS Rookie Posts: 822

    An XboX???? I pray he got a ton of games to.....:)
     
  7. somekid007

    somekid007 TS Rookie Posts: 369

    i think he jus got the xbox online pack
     
  8. vassil3427

    vassil3427 TS Rookie Posts: 822

    They must have threatened to rub him out or something..."Ever say a word about this kid...and you'll find yourself in a woodchipper..."
     
  9. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Rookie Posts: 2,871

    thats sad, kid sold his soul for a friggin XBox.
     
  10. somekid007

    somekid007 TS Rookie Posts: 369

    yeah i agree he was a little "wussy" takign jus that. me in his shoes, i would have for 10million.
     
  11. olefarte

    olefarte TechSpot Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 1,427

    Well maybe this guy is going to cash in after all, at least get something out of all this. He's got the 25 page letter from Microsoft up for sale on e-bay here. When I posted this the bid was up to $1,025. I'm sure everyone here will want to put in a bid on this. HeHe.
     
     
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