Hi Rob --

> It's actually amuzing that MS has paid millions over the years, including
> to Apple, to keep their competition alive!


On that note, it's interesting to observe that they're (partially) divesting
themselves of their BORL holdings, just two days following Borland's announcement in
support of .NET!

http://www.nasdaq.com/asp/quotes_sec...lected=BORL%60

(See the Feb 14 2002 filing.)

Later... Karl
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[Microsoft Basic: 1976-2001, RIP]