The goal, I believe, of all this stuff is to allow us to get at content. Whether written on stone or clay, paper, typewriter, book, magazine, computer, or Ipad. The medium is not the message. The message is the message. The medium determines the $ and time it takes to get the message. Those who get stuff from Microsoft are those who are willing to pay dearly for it. Including, I understand, most of the nation's starving students, who, in turn, are forced to pay the $ by similarly starving school districts and colleges. But, in the final analysis, the message remains the same. My 2 cents.