Historic Microsoft anti-trust happenings

From: Sam Ismail <dastar_at_wco.com>
Date: Mon May 18 13:16:51 1998

Hey, this whole deal with Microsoft and the government anti-trust lawsuit
is pretty historic. Unless Microsoft all of a sudden decides to come back
to the table (I think at this point the egos have bloated out so far that
they are irreversibly colliding with one another) then it will be very
interesting to see what comes of this. Ten years from now we'll be
looking back, much like we did when they killed Ma Bell, and for better or
worse, lamenting on the days when Microsoft was king.

I think it went from interesting side note to full-blown event when
Microsoft said "screw it" and decided to go ahead and ship Win98. That
was a decidedly brash decision. It will be very fun to watch this unfold
over the next few weeks.

Take notes, all you amateur computer historians. This is the kind of
stuff people always refer back to when discussing the politics of business
and the forces that change industry.

Sam Alternate e-mail: dastar_at_siconic.com
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