Here’s the funniest thing I’ve read in awhile. Microsoft has published a paper extolling the amazing innovations that have come out of their research group. They have a research staff of hundreds and have cherry picked some of the smartest people in academia for their research group. That group has produced no less than 15 innovations that made it into Windows 2000. And how about the one innovation they choose to highlight? Hard links and symbolic links. Yep, the brilliant minds at Microsoft have managed to duplicate something that has existed in Unix for many years. How proud they must be.