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Re: The nonsense of removing IE
Author: Dave Winer Posted: 4/30/2000; 5:36:11 AM Topic: scriptingNews outline for 4/29/2000 Msg #: 16781 (In response to 16779) Prev/Next: 16780 / 16782
The way for the IE company to make money is to tie the browser to network services. To build in features that make it work well with services that the company offers. Of course it would do so in the Internet way, openly, so that others like Yahoo and eBay could benefit too. That's monetizable, at least the way the stock market currently values Internet companies, even after the "correction".
The thing that a lot of people overlook is that sooner or later Microsoft is going to make that work if left unchecked. The opportunities to sneak features into the browser that favor their own sites is one that so far they haven't done or haven't done visibly or effectively. But the opportunity is there.
Further, I think it's good for the Internet if it should happen, because the browsers are stagnating and are not being driven by Web developers and their applications.
There are responses to this message:
- Re: The nonsense of removing IE, Peter Wilkinson, 4/30/2000; 7:02:13 AM
- Music is finally starting to work, Dave Winer, 4/30/2000; 7:13:57 AM
- Re: The nonsense of removing IE, Andrew Duncan, 4/30/2000; 7:28:29 AM
- Re: The nonsense of removing IE, mike donellan, 4/30/2000; 12:25:44 PM
- Re: The nonsense of removing IE, Andrew Z, 4/30/2000; 12:46:16 PM
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