Re: Jonathan -- #pffffft -- Re: Tangentially: on Canonical being a great company?
- Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2019 23:19:09 -0400
- From: Gene Heskett <gheskett@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Jonathan -- #pffffft -- Re: Tangentially: on Canonical being a great company?
On Wednesday 13 March 2019 22:19:37 David wrote:
> On Thu, 14 Mar 2019 at 08:24, <rhkramer@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Wednesday, March 13, 2019 04:51:57 PM deb wrote:
> > > * they sleep with Microsoft of E-E-E fame.
> > Ok, I'll bite -- what is E-E-E?
To further clarify, they buy (the Embrace) then Extend both it and their
OS in incompatible ways so everyone has to buy the new version, and when
that very predictably fails to generate the sales surge they were
expecting, they discontinue it, thereby Extinguishing the competition.
Worked well thru the 90's and 2000's but not being done quite so
Cheers, Gene Heskett
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