__/ [WhoTurnedOffTheLights] on Thursday 05 January 2006 19:41 \__
> "Big Bill" <kruse@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
>> On Thu, 05 Jan 2006 16:46:44 +0000, Roy Schestowitz
>> <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>I think so. In short, there are still many open formats around the house,
>>>whether it's telephony and its protocols of communication, a CD player, a
>>>television/cable set, and a VCR (now DVD). If the giant can penetrate
>>>markets (or make them obsolete), it can then 'extend' their 'formats' (in
>>>this case protocols) in a way that is not openly stated and thus forces
>>>everyone to conform, i.e. buy Microsoft products. The EU commission will
>>>swallow this, I can assure you. It's enough of a mess in IT already where
>>>Windows servers refuse to talk to anything else, as they please.
>>>Sorry to have become so software-political in this newsgroup... I decided
>>>cross-post as well.
>> We'll get our own back. I'm off just now to
>> alt.propellerheads.waffle.interminably to delight them with my views
>> upon "The theme from Crossroads; the Early Years".
> Propellerheads? Just checked them out on Yahoo Music. What are they? Mutes?
The first thing to have crossed my mind is one of these: