>From: Adrian `Guru Zeb` Harper <email@example.com>
>Hmmmmm this brings me onto another topic, that many ppl on this list am
>would instinctively react against. But does the situation with Bin Laden
>it can be genuinely dangerous for too much financial power to be allowed to
>in one persons control.
Of course it can. Money is power. If any one person has too much power
than can mean danger for the rest of us. I think that is at least some
small part of the impetus for the national ganging up on Bill Gates. He is
arguably the most powerful man in the world. Not only is he richer than
anybody else, his influence is felt by virtually every computer user on the
Think about this: He has the power to imbed in every copy of Windows or MS
Office a "back door" that could let him monitor every computer using his
software. This could give him a bird's eye view of virtually every PC and
laptop used by his business and legal competitors, not to mention those
machines used by world-wide intelligence agencies. Would he do it?
Probably not. If he were to be found out, he'd be massacred. But could he?
Yes, he could. That's scary.
"I'm a seeker too. But my dreams aren't like yours. I can't help thinking
that somewhere in the universe there has to be something better than man.
Has to be." -- George Taylor _Planet of the Apes_ (1968)
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