Re: what if microsoft disobeyed the breakup?

From: phil osborn (
Date: Wed Jun 07 2000 - 23:36:24 MDT

>From: Martin Ling <>
>Subject: Re: what if microsoft disobeyed the breakup?
>Date: Wed, 7 Jun 2000 22:45:53 +0100
>On Wed, Jun 07, 2000 at 03:56:48PM -0500, Billy Brown wrote:
> >
> > A dictatorship implies an organization capable of resorting to violence
> > enforce its will. Corproations do not have this ability. There are no
> > secret police arresting their rival's customers, no Microsoft assassins
> > eliminating key enemy personnel, and no armies of Dell and Compaq
> > infantrymen clashing to secure the buying public's dollars.
>Anyone read 'Mercenary' by Mack Reynolds?
I may have. He used to be one of my sort-of 2nd tier of favorite authors.
Kind of a syndicalist-anarchist approach, as I recall. Speaking of which, I
recommend that everyone go to altavista and enter "Mondragon," and prepare
to be amazed. An anarchist organization worth $7 billion, the largest
business in all Spain, and growing!
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