real life wrote: parados wrote:
In case you missed it, the decision to sue Microsoft was initiated under the first Bush. Microsoft failed to live up to the consent decree they signed. Anyone that blames Clinton is attempting to rewrite history.
The decision to sue Microsoft was in 1998.
I see. You are talking about the suit where 20 states and the DoJ sued Microsoft in 1998 and not the 1995 case which most people making your silly claim refer to. Just another fine example of your attempt to rewrite history. The states were going to sue with or without the Feds. The case was settled in 2001 I believe. (After the collapse of the NASDAQ) The suit didn't hold up Windows98 so I am unclear why you think the suit caused the tech collapse. Please be specific or provide a source.
At the time of the suit the NASDAQ was about 1850. The NASDAQ climbed to 5000 2 years later before collapsing. The filing of the suit could not have caused the collapse because the NASDAQ was lower at the time of the suit and didn't get that low again until after 9/11.
The suit was filed in early 98 when the NASDAQ was at 1850. The NASDAQ didn't hit 2,000 until Nov of 1998. It didn't hit 3000 until Nov of 1999. It hit 4000 in Dec of 1999. It hit 5000 in March of 2000. Yeah.. right, filing the suit caused the collapse of the NASDAQ. It just took a huge climb in the market and 2 years after the suit before it fell to a point HIGHER than the time the suit was filed.