A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld a $290 million judgement against Microsoft Corp. and issued an injunction that will prevent the sale of its popular Word software.

The court injunction is set to go into effect Jan. 11. Microsoft has said such a bar would prohibit the sale of all currently available versions of Microsoft Word and Microsoft Office.

Well, this is just the kick in the pants that the local economy needs.

(Via Tacomamama on Twitter.)