Dave Winer's Scripting News Weblog

Dave Winer's Scripting News Weblog NY Times: “Some of the leading state attorneys general in the Microsoft antitrust case said yesterday that they would press for tough sanctions against the software maker, including ones that apply to the company's new operating system, Windows XP.”

They're still fumbling the remedy. Talk with a few developers, find out where the choke-point is, and neuter it. I sent an email to the author of the Times article outlining the way to do it. Breaking the company up is unworkable. It would take a decade to do, they all work on the same campus, the thinking is so ingrained, and what good would it do. Office is an albatross. They need to rethink their apps anyway. You'd be doing them a favor by splitting Office into a separate company.

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