Link: Gift laptops from Microsoft ignite 'blogosphere' controversy - Yahoo! News. Well, the FutureLawyer is pretty certain HE won't be getting a free laptop computer from Microsoft. Microsoft's free computers to 90 bloggers in order to test Vista in the real world (and, of course, get good press) has created a "Payola" style controversy in the blogosphere. Since the Futurelawyer has so NOT been on the Vista bandwagon, I am not checking my mailbox every day for my free laptop. Microsoft claims that it doesn't expect any good press because of the gifts. And, I have some swampland in South Florida to sell, cheap. And, even though I am a Congressman with wads of cash in my freezer, I certainly won't vote in accordance with the guy who gave me the money. And, well, you get the picture. Shame, shame, Microsoft. Of course, if you send me a free laptop, I might change my mind about Vista.