Said Mike in comp.os.linux.advocacy on Mon, 10 Sep 2001 02:44:47 GMT;
>> why the hell when I open yahoo web page, I see at the top with
>> big red letters a messages telling me that IE 6 is out and
>> to upgrade my browser?
>> is it the job of yahoo to advertised MS products?
>> since when?
>No, it's the job of Yahoo to make money. Those big red letters are paid for
>by Microsoft, to advertise their product.
>> why don't they too tell us that Mozilla version X is out, or Netscape
>> or opera or Konquerer etc...??
>I dunno, do you think it could be, say, _money_? You know, like maybe nobody
>at Mozilla Inc. remembered to place an ad?
"Remembered"? Am I to assume you are a sock puppet, trying to obfuscate
Microsoft's illegal monopolization of the industry? Are you unaware of
the billions and billions and billions of dollars of capital which MS
has unlawfully sucked out of the free market?
>> I do not think it is the job of Yahoo to tell people what browsers they
>> should use, and to assume everyone is using windows.
>> Yahoo is crap.
>Damn straight. They should be sacrificing revenue to run altruistic ads for
>companies and products that don't pay.
Indeed, they should. Everyone should, in fact, do their part to resist
illegal monopolization. But "they" are a corporation, so they won't.
Now; is that a _good_ thing, or a _bad_ thing? Bear in mind there is no
such thing as a middle ground. Good or bad?
Quote:>That would make shareholders happy,
>and the additional employees they lay off due to further decreased revenue
>would certainly be happier, right?
Who *ing gives a shit about greedy shareholders who want free money?
T. Max Devlin
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