[H-GEN] Microsoft lost - what now ?
luke.g at uq.net.au
Tue Apr 4 20:33:53 EDT 2000
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Correct me if i am wrong.....but i was under the impression that this last
case was the apeal to the supreme court under surveilance from the
senate. That would make this decision final......
I could be mistaken though.
On Wed, 5 Apr 2000, Chris Ryan wrote:
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> Michael Anthon wrote:
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> > > The United States District Court for the District of Columbia
> > > said all that - anyone willing to guess what will happen next?
> > Sure, I'll take a stab at it . Micro$oft will spend the next 15 years
> > appealing this decision, in the meantime, it will be business as usual...
> > Cheers
> > Michael Anthon
> >  All my knowledge of US law come from TV shows  like "Law & Order"
> > etc.... so I could be completely wrong
> >  I have never and WILL never purposely watch "Judge Judy" or "Judge Joe
> > BrownOrWhateverTheHellHisNameIs"
> Wait a minute. You've got it wrong. It's not 15 years. These shows
> always show the cases wrapped up in a few days or weeks  at most.
> So, given that our trusted knowledge source is from these TV shows,
> we should have events sorted out soon, but there's got to be a dramatic
> twist or two with appropriate background music.
> TV doesn't lie, does it?
> A little more seriously: as you say, MS will appeal and drag things
> out for as long as they can. When the writing is finally on the wall,
> I suspect Billy-boy will do 'something' to the company himself that
> will fix the problems perceived by the government. I think it will
> be important to him that he initiates the fix, not the government or
>  Or max 1 hour 'real-time' given decent compression of events.
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