ZDNet Australia: An IBM-Microsoft Conspiracy?
Oct 15, 2003, 10:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bill Robins)
"Gates Mills, Ohio, is an actual town--population 2,508. Some
'Microsoft is evil' conspiracy theorists believe that in this town
resides the software world's version of 'The Truman Show.'
"They say Gates Mills is a small laboratory for Microsoft and
IBM's insidious schemes--world domination via fiat.
"As a result, the emerging proxy of Gates Mills is a place where
normal folks run their lives on emerging 'standards' that are
focused on distributed computing. I have the utmost respect for
Microsoft and believe that it has some of the world's most talented
people. However, an event last month in New York City gave plenty
of fodder for those who might not..."