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.

#43 Re: Re: Welcome to free captialism.

by roman

Tuesday July 29th, 2003 9:51 PM

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"As for the drug business, remember that it costs an average of 800 million US$ to bring a drug to market, because of the huge costs of R&D and the fact that many drugs are rejected by the FDA."

That's what they want you to think. Many (if not most) drugs have been developed on the basis of R&D conducted by NIH and Universities using taxpayers' money. Also, many new drugs aren't really new. Many are just repacked to be delivered in higher doses and sometimes time-released. Yet, they can now be patented and demand higher prices, but since many doctors are either whores or ignorant, and patients are dumbasses, they end up buying drugs that are no better that what was available before but are much more expensive. Pharmaceutical marketers and salespeople are not dumbasses, though.