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Sorry for posting so many today; I've been bored at work, and have simply been too infatuated with this site as of late to do much else.

My name comes from two; tiny and gentle

Yet I'm described by my haters as quite temperamental

My father is named for those two 'fore him

And I'm a good son; have his pockets filled to the brim

I started out strong, was beaten back, but kept growing

Little old Sherman couldn't stop you from knowing...

...who I am?

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Sherman apparently originally meant "one who shears," as in wool. Wool keeps growing, getting sheared, etc., but I don't know how the name comes from "tiny" and "gentle"

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Sherman apparently originally meant "one who shears," as in wool. Wool keeps growing, getting sheared, etc., but I don't know how the name comes from "tiny" and "gentle"

That'd be a step in the wrong direction there, Mick. I like the deep analysis though.

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The first line could be

Microsoft

, but I don't see how they relate to the rest of the clue. Fascinating!

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The first line could be
Microsoft
, but I don't see how they relate to the rest of the clue. Fascinating!

My name comes from two; tiny and gentle -Micro and soft

Yet I'm described by my haters as quite temperamental -People who don't like Microsoft think its very buggy...

My father is named for those two 'fore him -Bill Gates (he's actually the third...his dad and grandpa were also Bill H. Gates)

And I'm a good son; have his pockets filled to the brim -Microsoft has brought him quite a bit of money

I started out strong, was beaten back, but kept growing -Could be multiple times during the company history...but probably the legal issues (see next line)...

Little old Sherman couldn't stop you from knowing... -Sherman anti-trust act...

So I agree...Microsoft...Nice riddle

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