[svlug] When does product tying stop being just an anti-trust issue and start becoming a national security issue???

Ian B MacLure imaclure at mail.arc.nasa.gov
Fri May 12 10:05:13 PDT 2000


>On Thu, 11 May 2000 dfox at belvdere.vip.best.com wrote:

	[SNIP]

>Of course, there was a military ship towed due to it's computer
>problems... Maybe this will bring the era of peace on Earth. Give windoze
>to all militants of this world and watch them crash.

	Ah yes, the USS Yorktown/Smartship(?) incident.
	There were two ( well three but operator error would be 
meaningless without
	necessary and sufficient preconditions ) things wrong there ( 
inter-alia )

	1) An OS not ready for prime-time ( and we know what that is don't we )

	2) The Vast Canadian Conspiracy ( CAE Electronics wrote the 
offending S/W )

	3) Operator Error

	IBM

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