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1 Sep
Paul Allen Sues Himself.

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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Mon,  1 Sep 97 13:38:43 -0700
To: Fun_People
Subject: Paul Allen Sues Himself.

[Okay, so this is old news, but I like it so much...  -psl]

Forwarded-by: Keith Bostic <>
Forwarded-by: Tim Ruddick <TRuddick@UU.NET>
Forwarded-by: Bernie Mueller <>

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.

Ralph Davis
Sacramento, Calif.

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