From: John P. Looney (jplooney-ilug at domain online.ie)
Date: Thu 04 May 2000 - 16:41:01 IST
On Thu, May 04, 2000 at 04:31:38PM +0100, adam beecher mentioned:
> Credit where credit is due - if it wasn't for Microflot, nobody would be arguing
> about the difference between eCommerce and eBusiness now, because neither would
> exist. Ok, maybe someone else would've done it, but they didn't. Doesn't mean you
> have to like the boring old fart or his crappy products.
/me counts the number of microsoft products used in his company's
eCommerce site....oh. There are none.
Just because they made money on it, doesn't mean it wouldn't have
happened with out him. If they hadn't made it, everying would be using
Macs. If that didn't happen, everyone would be using Amigas - at one stage
(1991), one home in 40 had an amiga in the UK & Ireland - at that time,
the PC penetration was lower!
He was there in the right place, at the right time, and did the
-- "The fool must be beaten with a stick, for an intelligent person the merest hint is sufficient" -- Zen Master Greg
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