Free ride? I'll say

Started May 4, 2002 | Discussions thread
DCsince89 Forum Member • Posts: 89
Re: Enjoy the ride

Bob Williams wrote:

Check out the history of Sears. They are famous for contracting
with a small company for very large orders, and then cancelling
the contract in the middle of the small companies expansion.
When the company bankrupts, or just before, Sears buys the
company for pennies on the $. Now, this is a respected
business practice when Sears does it. Why is it different when
Microsoft uses the same procedures. Some of you need to
study common business practices. Microsofts actions are only
considered illegal because of their success. If they were not as
large as they are, no one would even care, just as they pay no
attention when the rest of the business world does the same
things that Microsoft does, day after day. I sometimes think that
some of you think that business is some simple, gentle, place.
It is not.

And we're not arguing that it is... but the point of this topic is MS, not Sears, the railroad companies, or any of the other dozens of business' that crushed their suppliers and competitors by unethical and illegal practices.

Many of us have studied business and understand what is happening with MS all to well. It doesn't make the topic any less relevant that others have done it too.

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