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Dec 26, 2001, 19:39 (29 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dennis E. Powell)
"Two weeks ago, I encouraged readers to take advantage of the public comment period in the U.S. v. Microsoft case.

I am not as a rule a tinfoil hatter -- conspiracy theories are, to me, more a matter of amusement than conviction. Having said that, I must admit that I'm truly puzzled that the contact information provided in the Federal Register was erroneous in two out of the three methods listed. The third, regular mail, carried a warning that it might not arrive.

Here is the correct information. Bear in mind that if you choose to comment -- and you should -- it must arrive before January 27. The correct e-mail address is microsoft.atr@usdoj.gov while the correct fax numbers are 1-202-307-1454 or 1-202-616-9937.

That bit of business out of the way, I must take my (non-tinfoil) hat off to the readers of this column, who I have come to learn are among the most logical and reasoned people it is my privilege to know. I learned this because a number of you were kind enough to send me copies of your comments in the case. It is too often too easy to forget that there is more to the Linux user base than the free-for-all discussion, flames, humor, and communications from another (distant and undiscovered) dimension that we all know from the various online fora."

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