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Microsoft Word Must DIE!

April 15, 2012

Microsoft Word Must DIE!

Tom Scocca, managing editor of Deadspin, feels dread when he gets an email with a Microsoft Word document attached:

“Time and effort are about to be wasted cleaning up someone’s archaic habits. A Word file is … cumbersome, inefficient, and a relic of obsolete assumptions about technology. It’s time to give up on Word.”

“Death to Word: It’s time to give up on Microsoft’s word processor,” Tom Scocca, Slate.

It’s a long article, 1405 words with 7596 characters. How do we know? We pasted it into memory-hogging, metadata-infested, editorially intrusive Word and used the word count feature. That’s really the only thing the program’s good for.


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