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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?
>
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embrace,_extend,_and_extinguish

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 
obviously now.

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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