1997-07-18 - Re: Microsoft will NOT ship browser with RSACi on by default

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From: Robert Hettinga <rah@shipwright.com>
To: Duncan Frissell <frissell@panix.com>
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UTC Datetime: 1997-07-18 15:22:01 UTC
Raw Date: Fri, 18 Jul 1997 23:22:01 +0800

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From: Robert Hettinga <rah@shipwright.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 1997 23:22:01 +0800
To: Duncan Frissell <frissell@panix.com>
Subject: Re: Microsoft will NOT ship browser with RSACi on by default
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At 8:54 am -0400 on 7/18/97, Duncan Frissell wrote:

> But how many divisions does Mr. Bill have?

Let's see...

How much did that trip to see Clinton on Martha's Vinyard cost last year?
The price of a jet flight and luxocondo rent? Whatever campaign / GAK
consideration Mr. Bill gave Clinton/Gore '96 at the time certainly called
off an entire anti-trust action by the Justice Department in a big hurry.
One could say it netted him all Mirosoft stock appreciation since, about
$18 billion, says Forbes this week.

Of course, payback's a bitch, as we're finding out now in the current
campaign to "save our children from the Internet".

To answer your question, Duncan, Mr. Bill could just go to Bill96 and call
up an Army division anywhere he wanted, I bet, but, frankly, he's much more
likely to ask for Microsoft Internet 99 (nee' Internet II) instead.
Complete, of course, with a brand new feature: Book-Entry Routing(tm).

Payback would be a bitch, again, but it's not Mr. Bill who's paying, is it?

Bob Hettinga

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