Microsoft, Google, Anti-trust
treed at ultraviolet.org
Tue Mar 2 15:46:58 PST 2010
On Tue, Mar 02, 2010 at 03:53:44PM +0000, SJS spake thusly:
> If we objected to Microsoft being a monopoly, then if Google is a monopoly,
> we must object to it as well. Else we're hypocrites, and deserve to be
> mocked and marginalized.
> I objected to Microsoft's *practices* to maintain their monopoly. Is google
> engaged in the same sort of activity, or are they just the darling of the
> market at the moment?
So far I haven't noticed any barriers put up by google. I can't
exchange MS Office documents generally with non-Office (Actually,
after many years of reverse engineering and legal pressure, I can,
sort of, with simple documents. But not complicated PowerPoint)
users. Google has never put me in such a situation. Even in the area
of search, I can use Bing if I want, no problem.
> I see a lack of discussion in the article about what those supposed
> business practices *are*. Providing a clean, simple, usable interface
> to people who just want to search, and not be assaulted by
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