Ghost Story: Fear of Microsoft Fades

“It’s not surprising, really. Microsoft is not known, even yet,
for pulling off memorable videos, no matter how much it spends.
Jerry Seinfeld, the $10 million pitchman, was given two weeks, then

“In fact, it’s exactly 10 years ago this week, that a live
audience of Microsoft watchers was trying to crowd into Judge
Thomas Penfield Jackson’s court room in Washington, D.C., so grab a
glimpse of Chairman Bill Gates’ video deposition on whether
Microsoft had used the monopoly power of its operating system to
drive Netscape and its Navigator browser out of business. Here’s an
excerpt of that testimony, called non-responsive by the judge, and
whose action came mainly from Gates’ tendency to rock
back-and-forth in his chair.”


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