I bought Microsoft Office 2007. It was a strange feeling (considering that I was pirating everything that Microsoft offered before the year 2000). I’ve bought Windows XP, Windows Vista, and now I bought Office 2007.
I guess this means that I’m really past the “pirate everything” phase in my life, since in the past I’ve never bought any Microsoft software (besides the operating systems). I have only legal software in my computer, and this has been the case for some years now – but there was still something remarkable about actually purchasing Microsoft products.
Maybe it’s the fact that me and my imaginary friend have thought earlier (maybe unconsciously) that “Microsoft is the evil big company”… and thus buying their programs is almost as supporting satanic forces.
Well, now I bought their stuff. And felt pretty good about it.
Am I a lost soul now after supporting the “evil big corporation”? (Friend of mine commented: “Supporting a software monopoly should be as illegal as piratism”)