Subject: Re: The upcoming state of IT
From: Russell Nelson <>
Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2003 23:51:16 -0500

Benjamin J. Tilly  writes:
 > Interesting article:

I agree with Ben.  This is definitely an interesting article.  It's
odd, though, in that it paints Microsoft with two brushes: either
Microsoft is going down the tubes, or else Microsoft is going to take
over the world.  In either case, Microsoft is going to exclude all
other software authors from interoperating with their software.  Fair
warning to anyone who tries to interoperate (too bad, Mono).

He's well-read and has plenty of references if you've got spare
reading time (that's a joke, son, that's a joke).

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