Addressed to: Nick Simicich <njs @
** Reply to note from Nick Simicich <njs @
com> 05/13/96 09:25am -0400
Since when has Micrsoft been guilty of "truth in advertising."
Gates has always believed in preemptive product announcements, "parking"
of intermediate products as placeholders for a previously announced product
which is > 3 years overdue, etc.
Gates/MS has always pursued a predatory policy based on market domination
with Bill receiving a royalty for every bit transmitted by _anyone_
--secondly, Bill is an avid follower of the Marx-Lenin dictium of making
treaties with your "enemies" (competitors) when necessary, and breaking the
treaties once you gain sufficient strength to do so with impunity.
Bill's ethics are worse than robber baron Cornelius Vanderbilt --if that
could be possible! It's all in a normal business day....
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= > I used to, but after going through this cycle a few times and having
= > people *still* come back with that mystical "C2" incantation (which
= > means nothing for any usable NT system) I now find it irritating.
= I had a customer tell me that his whole financial organization went with NT
= because it was "C2". The salesman had sold them on that point. No one
= had, as yet, told them what you had to do to get C2 on the boxes.
= He will make his own decisions, of course, but were it me, I'd be looking
= for compensation for lost time, training expense, consultancy services,
= wasted hardware expense, and so forth.
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= Nick Simicich - njs @
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