GTE to acquire Genuity
linneweh at concentric.net
Fri Nov 14 04:27:06 UTC 1997
Hmmm if my memory serves me right I believe MicroSoft has 3 of its directors on
UUnets board, and that very well could be the end run on the network. The
thought is not comforting....
Henry R. Linneweh
Josh Richards wrote:
> On Thu, 13 Nov 1997 mec at ummagumma.ops.usa.net wrote:
> > On Thu, 13 Nov 1997, Chris Cook, Net Asset LLC wrote:
> > >
> > > > And when that happens, Microsoft will buy Worldcomm. And then Microsoft
> > > > will require AOL to use MSN's interface bundled with Worldcomm's
> > > > connectivity or get no connectivity at all.
> > >
> > > Shhhh. Don't give the Evil Empire any ideas....
> > >
> > perhaps I've been smoking too much crack, but back when MSN was getting
> > started, Microsoft dumped a large amount of money in UUNET's lap. How
> > much of this ended up going towards UUNET stock? And if they owned a
> > chunk then, they'd own a chunk of Worldcomm now. But then, I may just be
> > smoking too much crack.
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