Subject: Re: The upcoming state of IT
From: "Stephen J. Turnbull" <>
Date: Sat, 01 Mar 2003 17:10:15 +0900

>>>>> "rn" == Russell Nelson <> writes:

    rn> It's odd, though, in that it paints Microsoft with two
    rn> brushes: either Microsoft is going down the tubes, or else
    rn> Microsoft is going to take over the world.

Not really odd.  This is the most important characteristic of markets
with strong network externalities, after all.

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