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"The strategy of progress"

I think this is an interesting article:
http://www.jerrypournelle.com/view/view265.html#options

I think if Microsoft adopts the strategy predicted, of lobbying against using stock options to finance startupts, it would help legitimize the points made in this article.  Obviously this could be considered Yet Another libertarian article, but it predicts Microsoft may make moves helping what it normally considers enemies, at the expense of small companies.

das gringo
Friday, July 11, 2003

I was always under the impression that Microsoft considered everyone to be either their rivals or potential rivals.

I do agree to a point about Pournelle's strategy of progress bit, but I don't se MS using it to bludgeon the industry with, I think that MS is just realizing that they are no longer a small startup and that they cannot afford to behave like one anymore.

Steve Barbour
Friday, July 11, 2003

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