Rumble In The Beltway

The Beltway calls the sort of public relations pounding Microsoft has taken in recent months "getting Borked," in honor of the partisan drubbing that kept Judge Robert Bork off the Supreme Court. So it was acutely ironic that the person doing the Borking last week was Judge Bork.

No one knows how much it cost Microsoft nemesis Netscape to convince the infamously conservative author of the free-market classic The Antitrust Paradox that Bill Gates is in fact guilty of violating a set of laws that Bork hitherto regarded as contradictory at best and destructive at worst. But as hostilities flare between...

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