[thelist] AOL/netscape was:Netscape 6 loads page twice

John Sherman john at northbaywebs.com
Sat Dec 9 14:03:05 CST 2000

Hello Jacob,

Just to throw a little more shit in the game, I thought you guys might
want to take a look at this article from Fred Langa regarding AOL,


nhi (no harm intended)

Best regards,
 mailto:john at northbaywebs.com

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Saturday, December 09, 2000, 10:18:03 AM, you wrote:

Jacob> I don't think any of us really know what lurks in the minds of AOL's 
Jacob> management. Did any of us predict that AOL would buy Netscape? Dan 
Jacob> and I can think they're thinking "Well, we spent big bucks on this 
Jacob> browser, what should we do with it?" and you can think they're 
Jacob> thinking "We've got this great symbiotic relationship with Microsoft 
Jacob> and we should use it."

Jacob> Your view of 'business' is just as much a utopia as ours. Everyone 
Jacob> knows the sort of crap Microsoft pulls as 'standard business 
Jacob> practices.' Maybe you agree with them. I don't. For me, it's 
Jacob> reasonable to assume that AOL would love to get away from that deal.

Jacob> But none of us really have any idea what AOL  management is planning. 
Jacob> To think otherwise is hubris.

>>       Dan, I respect you a lot, but honestly you're arguing utopia in the
>>face of reality. AOL will make its decisions based on what's best for its
>>bottom line, and not based on sentiment. That's real life. That's business.
>>It's not blackmail.
>>James Aylard

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