Good old Microsoft. Just when you might have thought people were starting to get the message about how environmentally damaging flying is, they offer air miles to anyone using their search engine:
Under the latest plan, known as Search Perks, Microsoft said that US
internet users would be able to earn a “ticket” each time they conducted a
search on its Live Search site, then redeem those for things such as … regular air
miles. (Financial Times, October 1 2008)
Well done. Another generation addicted to flying. Still, it serves a higher purpose – bribing Google users to jump ship.
If you are a Google user, please don’t accept the Microsoft bribe. And God knows the world would scarcely be a better place if Microsoft gain control of yet another area of computing!