Microsoft Evangelist Brilliantly Slams Google's Decision To Drop H.264 Support

A lot has been written about Google’s decision to no longer support H.264 HTML5 video playback in Chrome, and we haven’t seen the end of opinions about it (here’s MG’s take).

Make sure you read this one from Tim Sneath, director of the Windows and Silverlight technical evangelism team, though.

In a blog post entitled ‘An Open Letter from the President of the United States of Google’, the Microsoft evangelist humorously paraphrases Google’s blog post on the decision to discard H.264 support, replacing references to video codecs with languages. Guess which one is Esperanto?

We expect even more communication between people in the coming year and are therefore focusing our investments in languages that are created based on constructed language principles. To that end, we are changing the spoken and written language of this nation to make it consistent with the form of speech already supported by the Language Creation Society.

Specifically, we are supporting the Esperanto and Klingon languages, and will consider adding support for other high-quality constructed languages in the future. Though English plays an important role in speech today, as our goal is to enable open innovation, its further use as a form of communication in this country will be prohibited and our resources directed towards languages that are untainted by real-world usage.

What one calls a hilarious must-read, no matter which side of the fence you’re on.

(Via @ScepticGeek)