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(keitai-l) Re: Bill Gates doesn't believe in MS Smartphone future?

From: nick may <nick_at_kyushu.com>
Date: 03/18/04
Message-id: <073B1529-78D7-11D8-BCE0-00039377A93A_at_kyushu.com>
He wasn't concerned with the "internet" per se, he was concerned that 
the browser would make the OS irrelevant by providing an intermediate 
platform for vendors to write to. That threatened the core monopoly 
that control of the dominant OS gave him. Hence the attack on Sun Java 
and Netscape.

I don't think he is in that position as regards keitai - or can get 
into that position. Video DRM is the target now - regardless of the 
hardware. Hence the move to have Microsoft proprietory code made part 
of the new DVD standard.

Nick

On Mar 18, 2004, at 8:39 PM, keitai-l_at_appelsiini.net wrote:

> Hmm. Gates once had a lack of "belief" in the Internet. Now IE
> dominates. I wouldn't sleep peacefully yet.
Received on Thu Mar 18 14:26:40 2004