Re: [NTLK] Convincing argument against MS

From: Stephen Jendraszak (
Date: Mon Jun 10 2002 - 14:12:19 EDT

On Monday, June 10, 2002, at 08:09 AM, Lee, Christopher J wrote:

> So then, I guess I have to ask - Is it ethically incorrect to give
> consumers
> MORE with an operating system? Is Baskin Robbins putting hot fudge
> manufacturers out of work by bundling their own (adequate but not
> extraordinary) fudge with their sundaes? If it's MY product, why
> shouldn't I
> be able to bundle whatever I want with it?

Once again, with the bundling vs. integrating. BUNDLING is good. You
give the consumer more, IF THEY WANT IT. In Mac OS, you can remove
Internet Explorer, and at Baskin Robbins, you can ask for your sundae
without fudge. INTEGRATING is bad. In fact, United States courts have
found that it is anticompetitive and therefore illegal. This is what
Microsoft did with Internet Explorer and Windows, and it limits consumer


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