They are not a monopolist.  Proprietary, yes, monopolist, no.  There are
alternatives, it just involves up front investment to move to it.

Adam Lang
Systems Engineer
Rutgers Casualty Insurance Company
http://www.rutgersinsurance.com
----- Original Message -----
From: "Leif Svalgaard" <leif@leif.org>
To: <midrange-l@midrange.com>
Sent: Friday, December 28, 2001 2:57 PM
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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