Re: what if microsoft disobeyed the breakup?

From: phil osborn (
Date: Sun May 28 2000 - 16:25:49 MDT

>From: "zeb haradon" <>
>Subject: what if microsoft disobeyed the breakup?
>Date: Sun, 28 May 2000 19:14:13 GMT
>I'm curious what would happen if MicroSoft simply announced that they have
>no intentions of breaking up the company, and intend to just go on with
>business as usual, disregarding government orders, and that they would no
>longer bother to even show up at the trial. Whoever made the decision could
>be arrested, and if this included enough people, MS could cease to
>What would be the effect on the economy, and would the government be smart
>enough to know this effect and not arrest them?
>Zeb Haradon (

What if they announced that if the state attempted to break them up, then
they were sorry, but they couldn't then be bothered to fix the bug in their
OS that would destroy the data on every system using it in the near future?
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