Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2003/09/28

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Kodak Focus now management hubris
From: Mark Rabiner <>
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2003 18:11:26 -0700
References: <> wrote:
> In a message dated 9/28/03 3:45:30 PM, writes:
> << Gates definitely made significant contributions during the formative years
> of the computer industry. But I'll stick to my belief that the success of
> his company is due much more to monopolistic and exclusionary tactics than
> to programming excellence. >>
> Gates contribution to the computer industry was standardization, which made
> using a computer more uniform.
> DOS and, later, Windows made it possible for most people to switch jobs and
> still have usable skills. It was what the Qwerty keyboard did for office
> workers at the turn of century and even how. However we dislike Gates, he
> established the protocols most of the industry still uses. Software and hardware outfits
> could supply a uniform market and earn the margin to stay in business which
> MS's monopoly made possible.
> br
> --

I dislike this obliviousness to the Mac world what are you BR an
I don't do windows. I can get other Jobs.   (getit?:)

Mark Rabiner
got it

Portland, Oregon USA
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