From: Adam L. Beberg (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Jul 26 2000 - 16:43:30 PDT
On Wed, 26 Jul 2000, Adam Rifkin -4K wrote:
> which seems to be more interested in the technology. Recall that
> Microsoft owns 5% of CMGi, and CMGi owns 3% of Yahoo plus a majority of
> Tribal Voice and iCast, and Tribal Voice provides IM to AT&T, and AT&T
> is a significant shareholder in Excite @Home.
What, you didn't think they would go and violate the third law of
standards did you?
Third Law of Standards:
A standard will only form when all parties are involved in a
larger collusive process.
> Sure, why not have a coalition. Meanwhile, AOL is laughing and
> laughing and deciding which media giant it will swallow next after
> the merger with Time Warner goes through. CBS or Disney, anyone?
Nah, AOL is too big to toy with such tiny companies anymore. They will
buy Canada next.
- Adam L. Beberg
Mithral Communications & Design, Inc.
The Cosm Project - http://cosm.mithral.com/
email@example.com - http://www.iit.edu/~beberg/
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