Re: Working Within the System

From: Zero Powers (
Date: Sat Apr 29 2000 - 12:08:34 MDT

>From: "E. Shaun Russell" <>
>While watching the news of the forced split of Microsoft last night, I was
>again witness to the admirable but infuriating assertion by Bill Gates that
>he was confident that "...justice would be served in the end."
>Unfortunately, I don't believe it. What I can't understand is why such
>driven, high profile and all-around successful people choose to work within
>a system which frequently works against them. MS has done far more for the
>government (and indeed, the public as a whole) than the government has done
>for them.
>As one who deeply respects Gates and Microsoft, I want MS to resume as it
>has for the last decade: innovative, growing and successful; working within
>a system which has none of those facets makes it hard for me to see how it
>can be done.

Don't you worry for MS. They're going to come out of this smelling like a
rose. The break up (if it ever happens) may turn out to be the best thing
that could happen for them. Hint: If you were ever waiting for a good
opportunity to buy MS stock at a reasonable price, stop waiting and start


"I like dreams of the future better than the history of the past"
--Thomas Jefferson

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