Paul Allen Sues Himself.
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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 97 13:38:43 -0700
Subject: Paul Allen Sues Himself.
[Okay, so this is old news, but I like it so much... -psl]
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I have been following the thread of letters for the past few weeks
following the column about the Ticketmaster/Microsoft lawsuit. Both
Microsoft and Ticketmaster are corporations that generate a lot of heated
debate about their business practices, mostly having to do with emotions
instead of facts or logic. I would like to throw in my two cents worth.
Here are some facts that were reported in Newsweek's June 16 issue.
1: Paul Allen is the co-founder of Microsoft and a major stock
holder ($12 billion).
2: Paul Allen owns 47.5 percent of Ticketmaster. (True, he is
trying to dump the stock at a profit, the subject of the article.)
3: Paul Allen is a billionaire who is suing himself.
4: Right now I am laughing so hard I keep sliding out of my chair.
[I think Newsweek might have missed this fact... -psl]
Thank you. I just had to say this to somebody.
© 1997 Peter Langston