Re: what if microsoft disobeyed the breakup?

From: John Clark (
Date: Sun Jun 04 2000 - 10:41:09 MDT

phil osborn <> Wrote:

>MS, to me, represents the triumph of a fundamentally idealess moneyed
>yuppy oligarchy in using a corrupt system to sell amazingly shoddy products
>to an ignorant market. [...] The Apple II was the WORST possible choice for
>an "educational computer." [...] They put the money into MARKETING,
>instead of product or R & D. [...] also used dirty tricks

Ok, so maybe everybody made a mistake but you, maybe Apple and Microsoft
make nothing but junk, maybe we should all be using a Commodore 64, maybe
you are smarter than the market, but my question to you is, do you think
Janet Reno is as smart as you? And do you think Janet Reno is as moral as you
so you can trust her not to use dirty tricks as those evil greedy multinational satanic
capitalistic corporations did?

>Don't outcompete, don't make a better product. Just use the legal costs

The very motto of Microsoft's competitors who are cheering the "Justice"
department thugs on.

>This is the kind of yuppy scum slease that I expect from our class of new
>oligarchs who treat everything as negotiable.

As a charter member of Yuppie Scum Sleaze International I see nothing wrong
with negotiation and my goal is to make Justice a commodity.

>As an anarcho-capitalist, objectivist libertarian from the '60's on

Good God, what happened to you?

             John K Clark

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