1997-07-17 - Re: Microsoft will NOT ship browser with RSACi on by default

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From: “William H. Geiger III” <whgiii@amaranth.com>
To: Declan McCullagh <declan@well.com>
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Reply To: <Pine.GSO.3.95.970716212852.24530B-100000@well.com>
UTC Datetime: 1997-07-17 12:24:33 UTC
Raw Date: Thu, 17 Jul 1997 20:24:33 +0800

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From: "William H. Geiger III" <whgiii@amaranth.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 1997 20:24:33 +0800
To: Declan McCullagh <declan@well.com>
Subject: Re: Microsoft will NOT ship browser with RSACi on by default
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In <Pine.GSO.3.95.970716212852.24530B-100000@well.com>, on 07/16/97 
   at 11:29 PM, Declan McCullagh <declan@well.com> said:

>Wait -- so you're saying they *didn't* do the right thing with RSACi?

Yes that is exactly what I am saying. The *right* thing to do would have
been to just walked away from the whole thing and let the market decide.

>BTW, we should differentiate generally between state action and private
>action. Getting fucked by Microsoft != getting fucked by the government.
>This is Libertarianism 101. Of course, I admit today the distinction was

Well here it seems you have one fucking you and the other holding you
down. In the eyes of the person getting fucked does it really matter who
is doing which?

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