Re: POL: Reaction to Microsoft Ruling

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Thu Apr 06 2000 - 11:44:27 MDT

"E. Shaun Russell" wrote:

> 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...

More like the all seeing eye of the republic, and your pc webcam will be required
to broadcast to government servers on a 24 hour basis...

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