Subject: Re: I wonder if Craig Mundie reads this list
From: Tom Lord <>
Date: Wed, 6 Mar 2002 10:00:08 -0800 (PST)

       I know that's not what you meant, but figuring out what you did mean
       when you write in these terms is a lot of work.  As far as I can tell,
       you want to put the kind of eternal polishing that is more or less
       appropriate to academia at the center of your business strategy.

No, no, I'll take that.  That's fine.  Timeless polishing creates
lasting value (c.f. unix) and is appropriate to more than just
academia.  Often gets corny when you talk about it out loud, but what
the heck.  Thanks.