e-petitioning is becoming popular. So much so that the UK government is actively encouranging it. See http://petitions.pm.gov.uk. I quite like the idea of petitioning Tony Blair, I wonder if Number 10 will take this petition seriously. There is a new petition posted against the rip off prices we have to pay for Microsoft’s new Windows Vista. Go sign the petition and lets see what happens!
“There is a huge difference in the price that people in the US and the UK are paying for Windows Vista the new Microsoft Operating System. As an example of this, in the UK a full copy of Vista Ultimate would cost you Â£350, in the US it would cost you Â£195. The US version of Vista is exactly the same as the UK version. There is no difference. Therefore I can see no reason for there to be such a huge difference in prices between the UK and the US other than Microsofts belief that the UK customers will pay more than their US counterparts. I ask people to sign this petition in the hope that the Prime Minister will bring pressure to bear on Microsoft over their pricing as it is my belief they are simply overcharging the people of the UK and therefore are ripping us off”.