Re: Fear of Life (was Microsoft, Automation)

warren olson (
Sun, 17 May 1998 16:00:34 PDT

>Date: Sun, 17 May 1998 16:51:05 -0400
>Subject: Re: Fear of Life (was Microsoft, Automation)
>From: (Randall R Randall)
> --
>On Wed, 13 May 1998 13:40:29 -0400 Michael Lorrey
>Dan wrote:
>>> I'm not saying you do benefit from having competitors. Indeed, it's
>>> primarily us consumers who benefit from your competition.
>>SO you admit it. However, you don't seem to answer the question as to
>why anyone
>>would invent anything if they didn't get paid for it. Name me one
>civilization in
>>which there was a similar level of invention as there currently is in
>the present
>>day, yet did not protect the intellectual property of inventors? You
>can't can
>Com'n, Michael. Name me one civilization in which there
>was a similar level of invention as there currently is in the
>present day, *period*! This isn't a matter of patent protection,
>but the scientific method, and books.
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actually wouldnt you agree that the ancient greeks and even egyptians
had a fairly high level of invention

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