Jamie Zawinski's "Fear and Loathing on the Merger Trail"

Tuesday November 24th, 1998

Jamie Zawinski of has put up an opinion piece regarding the AOL/Netscape merger and its relationship to Mozilla.

#25 Re:Jamie Zawinski's

by george <>

Friday November 27th, 1998 4:41 PM

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>And in my experience, when an >independent vendor is swallowed up >by a proprietary company, its >former customers become >competitors and drop its product >line.

true, but in the computer industry lots of companies are huge competitors, but work with each other in other areas. Netscape Netcenter is a competitor of InfoSeek, but Infoseek still pays to be one of those random search engines.

I think ISP's will still choose Netscape, because the only other choice is IE, and well, Microsoft will do much more damage if they get too much power and everyone knows it.