Re: what if microsoft disobeyed the breakup?

From: Ian Field (
Date: Mon May 29 2000 - 10:43:12 MDT

Adrian Tymes wrote:

| or, maybe, it would just sell
| all of its IP rights and other property to Bill Gates for $0.01 then
| dissolve, and Gates would found another company that just happened to
| work much like Microsoft.
| ..

A colleague of mine suggested something similar. The difference. Bill
would re-incorporate overseas, where this would assuredly not happen again.
| I hope Gates & co. don't read this list. That might actually work.

I kind of hope they do - I'm not big on the DOJ getting their way on this
one. I really believe that if you look back, MS is not so much the evil
empire as it is the bumbling giant. They had/have the power and influence
to do much worse for the consumer and market than they have.

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