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Re: Gates Patents Flipping a Light Switch

From: AES/newspost
Subject: Re: Gates Patents Flipping a Light Switch
Date: Thu, 13 May 2004 08:17:56 -0700
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In article <c7vvpt$j8t$>, (Martha H Adams) wrote:

> I think the tone of the above thread respresents a serious distraction
> from what is actually happening here.  Maybe Microsoft and the Patent
> Office are doing things that look silly.  But!  These things are being
> done by very able people who look very far forward.  Somewhere in
> there is a policy and a strategy, and those very able people think
> *it's going to work.*
> So I think a *much* better slant to this thread would be, what are
> they working toward and how do they expect to achieve it?
> For my part, I think I see in current news, an expectation the coming
> November elections aren't going to make a practical difference to
> Microsoft and their 3-letter friends in Washington, whoever moves in
> or out.  Like a metasizing cancer, Microsoft philosophy and money has
> reached too deep, too far: the cure could prove to be not mere
> correction but rather, collapse and reconstruction.  Of our society,
> of our economy, of our culture.
> I don't like that picture.  The alternative is early light into what
> is going on.  Find it out and hold it up to public view.  I believe
> the knowhow, perspective and brainpower are here in cyberspace to do
> that.  And while I generally agree with what's up this thread, I think
> it's really not relevant much at all.  It's a distraction.
> Cheers, sort of.  -- Martha Adams

Excellent post!

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