1997-06-15 - Re: e$: Skins vs. Shirts

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From: Tim May <tcmay@got.net>
To: Tom Weinstein <rah@shipwright.com>
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UTC Datetime: 1997-06-15 16:13:56 UTC
Raw Date: Mon, 16 Jun 1997 00:13:56 +0800

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From: Tim May <tcmay@got.net>
Date: Mon, 16 Jun 1997 00:13:56 +0800
To: Tom Weinstein <rah@shipwright.com>
Subject: Re: e$: Skins vs. Shirts
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At 1:26 AM -0700 6/15/97, Tom Weinstein wrote:

>Just to be clear, we didn't give the blackmailer any money.  As Mike
>Homer put it: "We don't bargain with terrorists."

Netscape wants money for one of their products. I won't give them money. "I
don't bargain with terrorists."

(What the Danes offered was a straight buiness deal, albeit made weirder
and more frantic by the constraints of time, publicity, and worldwide
attention. Still a business deal, though. When Collabra wanted X dollars to
be acquired by Netscape, was this also "terrorism"? The term "terrorist"
hardly applies in business deals.)

--Tim May

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