Re: HUMOR: Microsoft Alleges US Government is a Monopoly

From: \[ Robert-Coyote \] (
Date: Tue Jul 11 2000 - 15:07:57 MDT

re:"The value would be in the PR, not the winning"
getting slapped with a fine for a frivolous action notwithstanding

Mike Lorrey wrote:
>Harvey Newstrom wrote:
>> Mike Lorrey wrote:
>> >Harvey Newstrom wrote:
>> >>
>> >> Brian Atkins <> wrote:
>> >> > Redmond, WA - Microsoft today filed papers in Federal
>>District Court
>> >> >alleging that the United States Government is a monopoly.
>> >>
>> >> Now that's funny!
>> >
>> >I've been wondering why they don't actually do it as a form of
>> >protest.
>> Because you can't sue the Government without their permission?
>You can certainly file a lawsuit if you like, and the PR value of filing an
>anti-trust suit against the government would be worth far more than any
>court dismissal. Demonstrating to the public who the real market dictator
>would be all thats needed.

Very good point! The value would be in the PR, not the winning.

Remember, "Question Authority, and The Authorities will question
you." Does anyone know where this quote comes from? It is another
one of my favorites.

Harvey Newstrom <>
IBM Certified Senior Security Consultant and Legal Hacker.
Engineer, Research Scientist, Public Speaker and Author.
Extropy Institute Benefactor since the last millennium.

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