eWeek Predicts Mozilla will Challenge Internet Explorer

Monday July 28th, 2003

In his latest opinion piece for eWeek, Jim Rapoza tackles a favourite topic of tech columnists recently: are the Browser Wars coming back? Rapoza thinks that they are and says Microsoft's recent decision to only provide enhancements to Internet Explorer via Windows upgrades could leave an opening for alternative browsers. Mozilla, Rapoza argues, is well-placed to take advantage of this opportunity with its up-to-date and innovative technology.

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by mesostinky

Tuesday July 29th, 2003 2:37 PM

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"If drug companies cannot make back all that money plus make a profit, they are simply not going to invest any more in making new drugs, hurting everyone."

I'm sure that the poor and elderly are talking solice in that fact. The only thing that would lead to is more price gouging on a wider variety of drugs. Sure the FDA process needs fixing, but the idea that drug companies won't continue to act like the pigs they do now is nothing but a fantasy.

You'll never get an honest answer from a drug company about how prices are set and why they are so high beyond the standard "high R&D costs lead to high prices". Also saying that they charge more in the USA because they "have to make up for other markets" is a joke. They charge more here for one simple reason, because they can. Lobbying dollars will buy anything in this country .

The drug industry are champions of crying wolf. They love to hold the carrot/threat about what stricter controls on pricing will do to the market. Threats about R&D and unavoidable expenses are tired excuses from an industry that hardly has the greatest trackrecord for putting people ahead of profits.

There is nothing you can say that will justify the current situation with regard to prescription drugs. Until stronger government controls are applied the drugs companies will continue to gouge and many people who need care will go without.