DaveNet: "Moral Arguments".
From John Doerr, a partner at Kleiner-Perkins, in response to yesterday's "A Message to Washington": "To the very best of my knowledge, its absolutely, positively not true that KP has lobbied regarding Microsoft anti-trust issues. I certainly have not."
Here's the full quote Doerr was responding to: "Is the DOJ lawsuit the result of lobbying by Netscape and Kleiner Perkins? It seems that way. I don't hear them protesting."
To John and his partners, I apologize for going down the "seems" path. It was unfair. Someone else called me on this. I hate it when people do that to me. But I felt the question deserved asking, based on an email exchange with a PR person from TechNet, a lobbying group headed up by Doerr and Netscape CEO Jim Barksdale. Later in the day, when the depositions from the Microsoft OEMs were made public, the question seemed much less important. I can't apologize for that, things are moving quickly, I'm doing the best I can.
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"Dave Livesay on Macromedia Flash".
Rafe Colburn on Microsoft and a gas station and why Windows is so cheap.
In his column on microsoft.com, Robert Hess lists Frontier as a web tool along with two MS products and PowerSite you need in your lunchbox to be a web wonk.
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