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____/ Homer on Monday 22 Aug 2011 19:15 : \____
> Verily I say unto thee that Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
>> ____/ Homer on Sunday 21 Aug 2011 23:02 : \____
>>> Verily I say unto thee that High Plains Thumper spake thusly:
>>>> We need to have variety and difference reintroduced into the market
>>>> place for developers, the development of new cottage industries to
>>>> support it.
>>> Diversity is a good and necessary thing. Without it there is no
>>> liberty or progress.
>> No competition, either. Monopoly is similar to strict uniformity and
>> vice versa.
> Competition /is/ liberty: the liberty of vendors who are able to sell
> in a market free of monopolisation, and the liberty of consumers to
> choose from that diverse range of goods from those many competing
> Competition is also progress: the progress that comes from people trying
> to better themselves, by competing against others doing likewise. In
> fair competition, people motivate, not discourage, each other. In unfair
> competition "you shoot my horse".
> Increasingly companies like Microsoft, Apple and Oracle prefer to simply
> "shoot the competitor's horse" than run a fair race. Patents are the
> most obvious manifestation of that, but even long before the patent
> dÃbÃcle these companies operated like gangsters. It's what they do.
> They'd say it's "just bizniz". I say it's time to shoot back. In fact
> it's time for an all-out nuclear assault, directed straight at the
> weapons factory, the USPTO.
And its fellow gangster, the ITC (embargo enforcer).
~~ Best of wishes
Dr. Roy S. Schestowitz (Ph.D. Medical Biophysics), Imaging Researcher
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