Tim Smith wrote:
> In article <a6jg82x9vfh2.dlg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Erik Funkenbusch wrote:
>> On Thu, 11 May 2006 19:19:08 -0400, Jerry McBride wrote:
>>> Damn!!! I love this stuff. You can't trust MS to do anything legal!!!!
>> What makes you think that, even if the above were true, that it would be
> I have a theory. It's a little farfetched, but it explains this, and a
> of other posts here. All brontosauruses are thin at one end, much MUCH
> thicker in the middle, and then thin again at the far end. That is the
> theory that I have and which is mine, and what it is too.
> Oh wait, wrong theory (apologies to Ms. Elk!). My theory on these posts
> is that we have a bunch of posters here who have spent most of their lives
> living in a cave (cavemen? possible connection to Geico? Must
> investigate...). They've emerged, but don't know anything about business,
> and so whenever they see Microsoft doing something that is fairly commonly
> done by many businesses, they think it is something weird and strange and
> must be illegal.
> So, when Microsoft does *anything*, no matter how many other businesses
> routinely do it, no matter how mundane it is, they think it is a big deal.
With the exception that MS was found guilty of unethical and predatory
business practices by the DoJ. I guess the Justice Department has a
different definition of illegal than yours.