You had to go to Standard Oil to use a combustion engine.

You have to go to IBM to handle large databases?

Adam Lang
Systems Engineer
Rutgers Casualty Insurance Company
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Sent: Friday, December 28, 2001 3:10 PM
Subject: Re: Changed to: Interactive Tax

> From: Adam Lang <>
> > They are not a monopolist.  Proprietary, yes, monopolist, no.  There are
> > alternatives, it just involves up front investment to move to it.
> >
> then Standard Oil was not a monopolist: there were alternatives: horse
> and buggy.
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