W. Gates, KBE
charlescurley at charlescurley.com
Wed Mar 2 13:15:41 MST 2005
On Wed, Mar 02, 2005 at 01:05:02PM -0700, Loren Chandler wrote:
> I love it:
> Straw's statement notwithstanding, critics say, Microsoft's impact has
> not been uniformly positive. The European Commission last March ruled
> Microsoft used illegal monopolistic practices to extend its flagship
> Windows desktop operating system into the computer server and media
> player markets.
> "Being a convicted monopolist apparently doesn't keep you from getting
> knighted," says Linux consultant and advocate Bruce Perens. "I suppose
> monarchy and monopoly go well together."
So, where is Guy Fawkes when you need him?
On the other tentacle, recall that it was Charles II who first
insisted that the Royal Mail have a monopoly, so that he could read
his nobles' mail. Give what happened to his father, one can
sympathize. So maybe EIIR wants to read Bill's email?
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