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Re: http://www.dataloss.nl/monopoly.html

ha ha ha. I haven't laughed so much in days ...

This is good stuff! Forwarding/SPAMming to all my "dear" friends ...

- Sandip

On Fri, Aug 31, 2001 at 04:57:03PM +0800, Sanjeev Gupta merrily said:
> Monopoly
> by Herbert Blankesteijn

> B: What competitors?
> S: Gimme a break Bill. The harmless ones of course. We're not going to wrap
> free copies of Linux with Windows. You have a suggestion or what? Who's the
> chief software architect around here?

> B: Uhh, dunno, take out channels?
> S: Channels? You mean channels? We added those in 1998 to put Pointcast out
> of business. Are they still there? I don't think removing them will impress
> anyone.

> B: Our extremely bright employees, desire... um, excuse me. Mmm, remove
> Messenger?
> S: Get outa here, Bill. We haven't put AOL and ICQ out of business so far.
> Messenger is an integral and inalienable part of Windows.

> B: Smart Tags? What the hell is that?
> S: Click on the word 'pizza' and Windows takes you to the site of the pizza
> vendor that pays us most. That's Smart Tags.

> S: Kick out Internet Explorer.
> B: You gotta be kidding. Are you out of your mind? Internet Explorer is an
> integral and inalienable part of Windows.
> S: Oh no. That's a line the pr guys wrote for last year's trial. We don't
> need that anymore. Netscape is out of business, so IE can go. Let's do that.

Sandip Bhattacharya 
sandipb @ bigfoot.com