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Date:      Mon, 17 Apr 2000 15:39:25 -0500 (CDT)
From:      David Scheidt <>
To:        David Schwartz <>
Cc:        J McKitrick <>, chat@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   RE: M$ anti-trust case
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <000001bfa8a9$33133760$>

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On Mon, 17 Apr 2000, David Schwartz wrote:

> 	Actually, anything MS does to make Windows worse, less competitive, or less
> useful helps the consumer as it encourages other companies to develop
> alternatives and superior products.

Bullshit.  That would be true if there a *competitive* market.  If there
excessive, artificial barriers to entering the market, you don't have proper
competition.  In that case, the clearly inferior product can dominate the

> 	So long as nobody intervenes to force consumers to buy products they don't
> want or props up products that the free market tried to squeeze out,
> consumers will always win. The problem occurs when sore losers decide to
> keep up a fight that the market doesn't want.

Or they don't get into a fight that market would want, because they can't.



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