A personal computer is called a personal computer because it's yours. Anything that runs on that computer, you should have control over.
— Andrew Moss, Microsoft's senior director of technical policy, 2005
The most serious impediment to a lasting archive is the evolution of media, platforms, formats, and the applications that create them. Unique, proprietary, and constantly evolving data formats such as Acrobat-4, MPEG-4, Oracle 8, Quicken 2001, Real G2, and Word 2000 suggest or even guarantee obsolescence.
— Gordon Bell, Senior Researcher in Microsoft's Media Presence Research Group.
LIMITATION ON AND EXCLUSION OF DAMAGES. You can recover from Microsoft and its suppliers only direct damages up to the amount you paid for the software. You cannot recover any other damages, including consequential, lost profits, special, indirect or incidental damages.
— Clause 26 of the Windows 7 License.