Entry: there is no SpyGlass(inc). 12/24/2004

Beautiful business move. Just beautiful

Ever clicked on MSIE's help\about menu? If so, then have you ever wondered who Spyglass, Inc. is? Then check out this Wikipedia article. Yes, there is a spyglass, and in fact it was set up by the governors of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to capitalise on the commercial success of the Web way back in the early '90s. It was subsuquently killed by Micro$oft. Very sweet.

You gotta admire Bill's business acumen. Damn. Very sweet. Remind me never to tackle Microsoft's businesss without an army of consultants.

I found it while reading up Wikipedia on the origins of the World Wide Web. And after doing so I must hurry and fix my statement I made in my TKA that Mosaic was Open Source when in fact it was not. Microsoft contacted Spyglass for licensing. And look at what happened to Spyglass. And Netscape. And Linux if We the Community are not careful enough.


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