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To: C19fan
Utah Revenge: Hatch & Noorda Sting Microsoft

By Paula Rooney & Darryl K. Taft, CRN

June 22, 2000 6:59 PM ET

Today, WordPerfect is gone as a company and Novell is down to about 2,000 employees. A big reason: Microsoft, the conqueror of the word processing and PC network software markets.

Yet a handful of Utahns,including Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Ray Noorda, former Novell chairman and president of The Canopy Group, a Provo venture capital firm,didn't overlook who fostered the decline of their state's IT prominence. And without their prodding, the Microsoft antitrust case and subsequent court-ordered breakup, now being directed toward the Supreme Court, might never have happened.

source:http://www.crn.com/news/channel-programs/18808940/utah-revenge-hatch-noorda-sting-microsoft.htm;jsessionid=HvHXLxQlzsIo6ghjxhGDFw**.ecappj01

Hatch is a mobster shakedown thug just like all the other "politicians".

13 posted on 06/25/2012 7:39:11 AM PDT by BigBobber
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To: BigBobber; humblegunner

Hasn’t Palin endorsed this guy Hatch?


15 posted on 06/25/2012 7:52:15 AM PDT by ngat
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To: BigBobber
Today, WordPerfect is gone as a company and Novell is down to about 2,000 employees.

Well, if WordPerfect Corp. and Novell "got involved in politics" via Orrin Hatch, it sure didn't do THEM any good. WordPerfect is still my word processor of choice, but the Novell/WP merger was a horrible, horrible disaster that had nothing to do with Microsoft.
20 posted on 06/25/2012 12:06:14 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("You forget, it isn't who you claim, but instead, who claims you. We don't claim you!")
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