How about "Matrox lets Compaq replace buttons on Matrox monitors with
buttons branded 'Sony'."
It would be like if Coke was required to ship three cans of pepsi in every
six-pack of Coke.
No, it would be like if Coke was required to allow Pepsi products in
refrigerators given by Coke to stores.
No, it would be like if Coke was required to allow stores to open up coke
cans and replace some of the coke with pepsi.
Wasn't there a whole list of the stupid things circulating around the joke
Whatever. I hate these analogies anyway, they're all crap. Software is not
hardware, is not cola products. Reasoning by analogy is crap.
Hmm, this seems to be about as close to a flame as I've ever gotten. I must
be in a bad mood.
From: Mark Baker [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 1998 11:22 AM
To: Joe Barrera
Cc: Robert Harley; email@example.com
Subject: Re: Required to buy Microsoft Windows
Joe Barrera wrote:
> Oh, and quit whining.
"Help, help, I'm being oppressed!"
I like Petreley's thoughts on the problem, in an opinion
column entitled "This just in: Microsoft allows OEMs to go
to the bathroom ... Story at 11"
] Try a headline such as "Matrox lets Compaq offer choice of monitors."
] We all know Gateway would laugh Matrox off the planet if the
] video-card maker demanded Gateway bundle this or that monitor.
-- Mark Baker, CTO, Beduin Communications Corp. Ottawa, CANADA http://www.beduin.com