Dan Gillmor is going to try to live without Microsoft so as to express his opposition to Microsoft’s business tactics. If I remember correctly, he’s not the first tech columnist to do so. Was it Dan Shafer or Jon Katz who went down this road awhile back? Maybe they both did. In any case, dumping Microsoft is, if nothing else, a veritable gold mine of material for the average tech columnist. I expect, “Where can I find a decent word processor?” and “Why can’t I connect to my ISP?” columns real soon now, because I assume he’ll try to use Linux. Dan should just grab an iBook and go on with life, he probably wouldn’t miss Microsoft at all.