Bill Bites Back (why to invest in MSFT now) The very nature of software production (extremely low variable cost) justifies an oligopolistic market structure. I think MSFT develops the best products and w/o them, we’d still be paying for our internet browsing software. The downside is that their anti-piracy technology in XP and Office 2002 is too fucking good. I’ll leave it to The Economist to enumerate why the antitrust case is “An unsettling settlement

I’ll give anyone 2:1 odds that MSFT is pleading its case before trust busters in the next 10 years.

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