|SUBJECT ||Re: [hangout] MSN, Google & Linux
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Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2003 01:11:10 -0500 (EST)
To: "Ray C."
Subject: Re: [hangout] MSN, Google & Linux
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> Letter of the day
> By The Letterman: Tuesday 11 November 2003, 10:28
> Subject: Imagine Life Without Google
I have, often, don't like it a bit.
> Microsoft really, really wants Google. It wants Google for one reason,
> namely, to strip it naked and to castrate it.
> A hearty thanks to the founders of Google, then, for not selling Google to
> Microsoft, whatever their specific reasons were for not doing so. And, for
> the rest of us, a lesson in what the Internet and its resultant technologies
> would end up being used for if Microsoft had its way. To all the users of msn
> and its so-called "search" feature, I have to say, wake up & smell the
> coffee, kids.
I remember thinking I'd prefer that it (Google,
back when it was Deja) might better have been supported (or partially)
by an additional charge in ISP fees. Don't know what that might
be, or if it would be feasible.
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