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The fundamental problem, for the organisation (or individual) looking at modifying the shape of this space is: how do I sustain my own efforts?

Microsoft threw a moat around a commodity by way of per-CPU licensing -- the phenomenal break which launched an empire.

Microsoft were threatened when its monetisation gateway -- shrinkrwaps, preloads, per-CPU licenses -- was challenged by DR-DOS, Novell, Sun, Netscape, Linux, BeOS. And ultimately Google, Search, Ads. And Gmail.

Dr. Edward Morbius (part 3/9)
Woozle (talk)00:26, 5 June 2017