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> > As Pagliacci would say, "Laugh, clown. Laugh."
> By this last line, do you really mean to suggest that MS 
> might actually jump 
> up one day, black robes flowing behind them, Lightning 
> flashing from their 
> terrible crown, holding back a baying Cerberus, and actualy 
> assert such an 
> apocalyptic IP claim?

No, not Microsoft.  I wouldn't imagine for a minute that they would try to
act in a high-handed, greedy way. 

> If so, Chicken Little syndrome is a lot worse around here 
> than I'd thought.

You're right; I just plum forgot about the rational, altruistic tendencies
of monopolists.  Pity me.

Anyway, as long as we have the government to protect our common economic
interests, we'll all be okay.  

Thanks for talking me down from the edge of complete and utter cynicism.


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