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RE: ABC News publishes a piece of Microsoft FUD
From: Chuck Swiger[SMTP:email@example.com]
>Anyway, I still think a lot of mileage can be gotten out of some old laws reapplied,
>namely separation of common carrier (the os) and content (leveraging the os to market
>add on apps) - similarly to the old problem of one mine owning the railroad so it naturally
>gives preferential treatment to delivering their own mine's goods, when push comes to
And another thing, it's amazing to hear one after another gasp of astonishment that a
corporate entity is, oh my god, ACTING IN IT'S OWN SELF INTEREST!!!!
Whaddya expect, Santa Clause???
If there are going to be any changes, you'll have to address that fact of life and accept it
as a given. Any new laws or government enforced restructuring, such as dividing a
common carrier from the content, is going to have to be crafted so that an entity can
persue that natural 'survival instinct' to promote itself and it's products, and ensure it
doesn't resort to slander or other means of illegally harming existing or potential competitors.