Re: POL: Reaction to Microsoft Ruling

From: E. Shaun Russell (
Date: Thu Apr 06 2000 - 07:06:57 MDT

Daniel Ust forwarded:

>"Yet it illustrates the absolute power of statist ideas that develop in the
>establishment academy. Microsoft's decision to fight on may make little
>business sense but I welcome it. If any firm is financially and
>temperamentally suited to challenge this antitrust nonsense, it's Microsoft.
>They did extremely well on appeal in 1998 on similar (but more narrow)
>issues. Unfortunately this time there is a huge so-called 'finding of fact'
>staring them (and any appellate court) in the face. That presumption will
>be very difficult to overcome."

        I can't help but be reminded of the nationalization of Rearden Metal.
Perhaps one morning the world will awake to find their Windows Desktop
replaced by a giant, pixelated dollar sign...

E. Shaun Russell Extropian, Musician, ExI Member <KINETICIZE *YOUR* POTENTIAL>

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