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Date:      Thu, 18 Nov 1999 14:13:25 -0800
From:      "David Schwartz" <>
To:        "Greg Lehey" <>
Cc:        <chat@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   RE: Subjctive views of the world (was: Judge: "Gates Was Main Culprit")
Message-ID:  <000001bf3212$222392a0$>
In-Reply-To: <>

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> On Thursday, 18 November 1999 at 10:23:28 -0800, David Schwartz wrote:
> >
> >>> Is it possible for company to cause the adoption of lesser
> >>> technology purely by business/marketing tactics?
> >>
> >> Yes.  It required the ability to wield what is called "monopolistic
> >> power" in the marketplace.  If you can wield this power, you can
> >> subvert normal free-market pressures, and by subverting, ignore them.
> >
> > 	Then why is it that not one single clear example of this
> has ever been
> > found? This must be some extreme usage of the word "possible".
> A good question.  We've found them.  When you say (paraphrased) "why
> has no example been found?", I have to assume you mean "why have I not
> seen one?".
> I can't answer that question.

	Seeing as I'm the only person in this thread who has cited even a single
reference to back up his claims, this amounts to little more than whining.


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