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Mugging Microsoft

The anti-trust case is based on guesswork

By Jonathan Rauch   July 2000

Before i begin I should mention that I hate Microsoft’s products. Windows is the first product I have owned (since my 1969 Chevy Malibu) which regards breaking down (crashing) at critical moments as its sacred obligation. As for Word-I’ll just say that the individual who thought up the little paper-clip guy deserves to be dipped in honey and left on an anthill in the Mojave Desert.

The point is that I have no tears to shed for Microsoft. Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson’s decision to split the company in two might prove to be a good thing. Even if it were…

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