Subject: Re: vent (Was: Hungarian coding (was: will Java ...))
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1997/09/20
Newsgroups: comp.lang.scheme,comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Thant Tessman
| I was confused about why Microsoft would be willing to buy a piece of
| Apple merely to make Explorer the default web browser on Apple's
| machines.  Why does Microsoft consider Netscape to be the enemy?  Why
| does Microsoft consider Java to be the enemy?

it appears that Bill Gates spent that money on Apple out of fear of the
Feds and their anti-trust investigations.  the guy is a just a criminal
with enough knowledge and understanding of the wording of the law to manage
to escape its intent -- to protect the public from predators like himself.

see for Emacs-20-related material.