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From: Daniel Hiester <alatus@earthlink.net>
Date: Mon, 6 Dec 1999 06:27:40 -0800
Message-ID: <001701bf3ff6$10c342c0$d52cb3d1@inanis>
To: <www-html@w3.org>
--A look in some of the major London bookshops this
Saturday indicates that none of the popular computing
authors seem to be aware of this!  They tend to
reflect the market amongst "HTML" authors.--

Well, here's the off-topic explaination as to why this is all over the
American news...
In the US Antitrust suit against Microsoft, it was ruled a few weeks ago
that Microsoft is monopolistic. While various American news magazines
speculate what the court might do to the company, they also speculate that
portable computing will grow in popularity in the coming years, and some
portable computer manufacturers, such as 3Com and Nokia, to name a few, have
been and will continue to explicitly avoid using the Microsoft Windows CE
operating system in their products.
Simply put, the articles make it sound like a new generation of computing is
about to begin, much like the transition between super computers to desktop
PC's that began almost twenty years ago, and Microsoft will  be left out of
it, because the corporations in control of this transition are tired of
Microsoft's OS being on 90% of all computers.

However, I wish I could visit a few major London book shops... :)

Received on Monday, 6 December 1999 09:26:07 UTC

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