The american dream, Was: Re: [Wolves] Distro's & OSes

fizzy fizzyorguk at
Thu Jan 22 14:13:51 GMT 2004

 --- Ron Wellsted <ron at> wrote: 
> Do a bit of digging into "water empires" or "water
> monopolies".  
> Basically, if a state/company ends up in a total
> monopoly, a small, 
> external influence can bring down the entire empire.
>  cf Larry Niven 
> (I'll get the title when I am at home) and Terry
> Pratchett "Interesting 
> Times"

I was talking more about political empires, but on a
business front the oft cited example is IBM, if that's
what a fallen empire looks like I don't want microsoft
to fall!


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