Supreme Court visits space! This one may be a rant, but its too good not to post.
MICROSOFT ANTITRUST LAWSUIT, Bill Gates; it seems that nobody likes this guy. He's contemptible enough to tell the US Supreme Court Justice to show him which of lines of code he should remove, while on trial for violation us US antitrust laws! With millions of lines of code that are illegible to humans, all Bill got was a hairy eyebrow. Why ever didn't he get called out on the carpet for that one? He could have been ordered to reveal the source code for windows, which would then show that the code that is under question can in fact be identified, easily. Did the Justice actually buy into this ploy that the program is so big that it cant be modified? Wow!
The US Supreme Court would like to split up
Microsoft monopoly in to two separate companies; one for the internet
browser and the other for the Windows operating system. So do
they believe then that Bill gates will no longer possess a monopoly
if its divided into two halves, him owning each half? Or do
they think that the American public is so apathetic that
they wont notice? Has the highest court in the land degenerated
to the point where they're only concerned with appearances? Perhaps
the supreme court hasn't noticed how the similar "breakup"
of the phone monopoly has resulted in the reunification of baby
bell companies after countless name changes, mergers, union busting,
and entry into 3 markets that antitrust laws would
have prevented them from ever getting into?
Big Brother (formerly Ma Bell) is now in
the cellular phone business, the cable TV business, and the broadband
internet access business. Or does Bill Gates and his $30,000 per
second income secretly own tons of Bell stocks? Our laws protect
the identity of stockholders from the public, so I guess we'll
never know. Now, isn't that special.
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