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From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  Evil Empire
      [from Ronald Reagan's famous characterization of the communist Soviet
      Union] Formerly IBM, now Microsoft. Functionally, the company most
      hackers love to hate at any given time. Hackers like to see themselves as
      romantic rebels against the Evil Empire, and frequently adopt this role to
      the point of ascribing rather more power and malice to the Empire than it
      actually has. See also Borg and search for ?Evil Empire? pages on the

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