Subject: Re: MSIE "Smart Tags" -- what's the real deal?
From: Seth Gordon <sethg@ropine.com>
Date: 14 Jun 2001 13:48:10 -0000

   zimran:
   i honestly think it is over for the average home user. they are entirely 
   intimidated by technology, and not interested in it either, and will 
   quietly take whatever medicine redmond decides to dish out.

But the average home user doesn't give Microsoft its profits any more,
because home users are slow to upgrade, because tracking down home
users with unlicensed software costs more than it's worth, because the
market for new home PCs is not growing as fast as it used to, and
because Microsoft can't afford to bring down the price of its
operating system to match declines in the price of hardware.

-- 
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will be judged and I will be taken with him.'  Shmuel would only cross a
bridge when an idolator was on it; he said, 'Satan cannot rule two nations [at
once].'  Rabbi Yannai would examine [the bridge] and cross."  --Shabbat 32a
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