From: John P. Looney (jplooney-ilug at domain online.ie)
Date: Fri 05 May 2000 - 10:22:51 IST
On Fri, May 05, 2000 at 08:20:05AM +0100, Ronan mentioned:
> That's my point - others did, and some long before MS. MS missed the early
> success of the Web completely - but once they realised this, they used their
> marketing muscle, marketplace strangehold and big warchest to retake the ground
> they lost. Much of the software they initially sold for Web purposes was bought
> from elsewhere (FrontPage for sure, not sure about IE).
IE was bought from Mosaic. The whole internet thing for microsoft was a
1993 - The internet doesn't exist
1995 - You don't want the internet, you want MSN
1997 - Here's $2 billion in development and marketing money. We want to
buy the internet
1999 - We invented the internet.
I'd still say it's more accurate to say that we the internet developed
*despite* Microsoft, not because of them.
-- "The fool must be beaten with a stick, for an intelligent person the merest hint is sufficient" -- Zen Master Greg
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