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Re: Microslosh vision of the future

  • From: David Howe
  • Date: Mon Aug 12 05:05:25 2002

at Monday, August 12, 2002 2:17 AM, David Schwartz
<davids@webmaster.com> was seen to say:
> Microsoft can have whatever vision of the future they want and can
> use any resources at their disposal to bring their vision to light.
> Everybody has that right.
Nope, monopolies don't - the rules for a monopoly are tighter for the
very good reason the customer *can't* go somewhere else, he has to
decide to buy from them or go without (and in a world where not
accepting MS-formatted documents can lock you out of contracts you need
to keep in business, the pressure to go with the crowd is very high
indeed.
There *is* a gun pointed at their head, but it is financial (and smoking
:)





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