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Sun.com: An Open Response to Microsoft

Feb 06, 2001, 23:34 (31 Talkback[s])

"Sometimes, life's little ironies are just too funny for words. Consider an e-mail sent to reporters by Chuck Humble of Waggener-Edstrom, the long-time public relations agency for Microsoft. In his missive, Chuck (in a not so humble fashion) crows about Microsoft's .NET (perhaps it should be .NOT?) strategy for delivering "Web services" over the Internet, and lobs what he's hoping are 15 tough questions for Sun to answer about our software strategy."

"We think Chuck has a dilemma. You see, he thinks the race just started and is feeling good because Microsoft sees Sun in his rear view mirror. Poor Chuck. He doesn't understand that Microsoft is about to be lapped."

"Well, Chuck, we really want to help you... really. So here's our response to your questions."

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