Big Brother of Big Redmond? Microsoft said Monday that it is adding the PC equivalent of a flight data recorder to the next version of Windows, in an effort to better understand and prevent computer crashes.

Okay this is supposed to be a good thing – Microsoft trying to figure out why its software or other products crash and trying to fix the bugs – but I find it mildly disturbing that Microsoft could be the dreaded big brother. I should not fret too much – I use a Mac, and perhaps this will be the ultimate switching campaign for Apple.