Letters: Oct. 7, 1996

THE WAR BETWEEN MICROSOFT AND NETSCAPE

"Men built the Internet and left it in the public domain. Along came Gates and Barksdale, acting like turn-of-the-century robber barons." ROBERT C. LIND Hibbing, Minnesota

Microsoft reminds me of the boxer Muhammad Ali in his prime [BUSINESS, Sept. 16]. Ali's opponents could never figure out how someone so big could move so fast. Just as Ali reinvented himself to win most of his epic battles inside the ring, so has Microsoft reinvented itself to win the Internet war against Netscape and others. This war is far from over, but with the focus, vision and...

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