You forget the other side of the equation.  As Chris stated, IBM does not
drive away profits...  It's a balancing act.



| -----Original Message-----
| From: midrange-l-admin@midrange.com
| [mailto:midrange-l-admin@midrange.com]On Behalf Of Leif Svalgaard
| Sent: Friday, December 28, 2001 2:58 PM
| To: midrange-l@midrange.com
| Subject: Re: Changed to: Interactive Tax
|
|
| From: Weatherly, Howard <hweatherly@dlis.dla.mil
| > I am also curious about the reason, my gut tells me its #2 but #1 sounds
| > equally as reasonable however I wonder... If the customer base
| wants green
| > screen (and like Al says, there is nothing gui about AR and AP
| etc..) then
| > why gouge them for the interactive card as long as they buy the AS400?
| >
|
| why wouldn't a monopolist NOT gouge when he can get away it?



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