New Poll Request

Saturday February 27th, 1999

A new PCWeek article states that many antitrust specialists are now believing that the government will not only win its case against Microsoft, but withstand an appeal as well. What will the remedy be?

Our next poll will be "If you needed to propose a remedy at the end of the Microsoft trial, it would be to ______." This time, however, we're doing the poll a little differently.

We'd like you to submit to us possible answers to the remedy question. We'll take our favorite responses, and use ten of them in the poll. If they require extra explanation, we'll do a little news piece to accompany the poll that explains the choices in detail.

So, for now, what we need from you is this: Send email to with your possible remedy for Microsoft's antitrust violations. It should contain a title, _as short as possible_, that describes the remedy (so it fits in the poll space). It should be followed by a short description of the remedy for clarity.

Your remedy can be as useful or as silly as you like. No rules. If you propose castrating Bill Gates in a public display, it might be illegal, but it may be intriguing enough to make it into the poll.

#15 Revoke MS Corporate Charter

by A good Citizen

Monday March 1st, 1999 2:26 PM

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It seems simple enough to me. MS was given life as a corporation to pursue economic growth and aid the public good by its products and competition. It has violated that with bad products and anti-competitive behavior. It should be put to corporate death. Revoke its corporate charter and have a fire sale of its assets, returning all proceeds to shareholders. Our government routinely kills..em executes people who kill other people to set an example. If we killed MS other companies would think twice about making "extinguish all competition, by all means necessary" as their corporate mantra.