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Re: Supply and Demand

  On Mon, 24 Nov 1997 17:33:56 -0500 (EST), Robert Waugh wrote:
  >There is no way that you can liken Netscape's marketing strategy to
  >Microsoft's predatory strategy.  Netscape provides the browser for free to the
  >majority of individual consumers because our CEO thinks that it should be
  >accessible technology.  Microsoft provides their browser for free because
  >their CEO thinks that everyone should pay a royalty to use technology.
       I agree.  The difference is that Netscape is charging for a
  software product whereas M$ is giving the actual software away but
  plans to charge people to use it.
       I don't know about the rest of you but I'd much rather pay one
  time for my browser software (with no extra charge for using it) rather
  than get the software for free while constantly getting hit for
  'content' charges everytime I go to use it.  And once M$ has control
  over a good deal of content you can bet your ass they'll charge you to
  read it.
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