FTC Rejects Office Depot-Staples Merger

Joe Kiniry (kiniry@cs.caltech.edu)
Sun, 6 Apr 1997 16:23:55 -0700

it's amazing what the FTC will let microsoft get away with
(comparatively...). see

http://www.techweb.com/wire/news/mar/0404ftc.html for full

(semi-informationless) article.

i'm a bit flabbergasted, but it is all relative.

stepping in on an existing company which exhibits alleged
anti-competitive behavior is much more difficult than clipping the bud
of an emerging behemoth. it's actually more like using a hand-chisel
on a skyscraper...