Subject: Re: Returns to service professionals (was Re: New ESR paper: The Magic Cauldron)
From: Russell Nelson <>
Date: Mon, 28 Jun 1999 13:24:12 -0400 (EDT)

Tim O'Reilly writes:
 > I guess I see the Internet still in one of the "robber baron"
 > periods, where everyone thinks of what they can take out of the
 > ecosystem--after all, it's free, a land of opportunity--and
 > doesn't worry about the long-term consequences.

I'd point out that the "robber barons" needed and got government help
to do what they did.  Every corporate abuse has an accompanying
government malfeasance.

-russ nelson <>
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