Fun_People Archive
26 Sep
QOTD -:- The Seattle P-I rolls over and plays dumb

Date: Tue, 26 Sep 95 19:40:00 -0700
From: Peter Langston <psl>
To: Fun_People
Subject: QOTD -:- The Seattle P-I rolls over and plays dumb

From: "Daniel R. Tenenbaum" <>

[This quote from Monday's front-page Seattle Post-Intelligencer article
on "component-ware" illustrates that Bill Gates has the media, especially
the regional media, eating out of his hands. He has created what Chomsky
calls a "doctrinal truth," also known as "consensus reality," where
statements like the following are accepted with a straight face. For
context, remember we're talking about the company that willfully ignores
RFC's written twenty years ago. --DRT]

"As with any new system, a key question is whose standard will be adopted.
And Microsoft, in typical style, has jumped out to an early lead while its
competitors are still working on prototypes."

[=] © 1995 Peter Langston []