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Wednesday, Apr 24, 2002

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"In this fairy tale, Gates and his colleagues are knights in shining armor. They rescue technology from hard-hearted titans like IBM, and their own subsequent toughness is necessary to curb the chaos that would result if actual competition existed in the regime that replaced the big-iron brutes. Hence it is Microsoft's due, and right, to rule as sovereign. Without Microsoft's iron-fisted but simultaneously benevolent rule, the entire technology industry would unravel, and along with it just about everything else."