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Re: [newtech-1] as a consumer - who cares about the OS. You care what the thing does, how well, for how much, etc.

From: Michael M.
Sent on: Wednesday, July 30, 2008 5:30 PM
Monopolies are bad for consumers.  There is not enough competition or

Heck GM and Ford couldn't even get it right with enough competition.
They'll be bankrupt soon because they bet their companies that oil
would be cheap forever.  Maybe they deserve a bailout too.

Email me a couple of examples where you think monopolies are good for
the consumer and we'll start from there.  Microsoft is not an
acceptable answer.  :-)  Gotta run...


On Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 4:36 PM, Victor Shamanovsky
<[address removed]> wrote:
> Well, Mike, you presented a question:
> "If GM had 90% of the car market, would consumers be better or worse off?"
> What was the point you were trying to make? Big business is "bad"? That was
> my impression. Please elaborate on it further.
> On Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 4:16 PM, Michael Mellinger <[address removed]>
> wrote:
>> Toyota, GM, Honda, Ford, BMW, etc are all big businesses Victor.  Reread
>> what I wrote and see if maybe you missed something.
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