Nice try, but Microsoft has long ago clearly explained all three.
1) CON is the abbreviation for CONSOLE, a vestige from DOS days. Because early windows ran under DOS,
the file name was reserved and continues to be for compatibility reasons.
There are other reserved words. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/oldnewthing/archive/2003/10/22/55388.aspx
2) A bug in the function IsTextUnicode of Microsoft Windows. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bush_hid_the_facts
3) In Microsoft Word, =rand() creates one instance of 'The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog',
If used, the first parameter is the desired number of paragraphs, the second number refers to the
number of sentences desired.
Now if Microsoft could explain what's wrong with pickit2's new computer....