Leif Svalgaard wrote:

>From: Chris Rehm <javadisciple@earthlink.net>
>>>From: Adam Lang <aalang@rutgersinsurance.com>
>>>>You had to go to Standard Oil to use a combustion engine.
>>>>You have to go to IBM to handle large databases?
>in keeping with Chris's logic, that would make IBM a monopoly
>just like Standard Oil. Every time "you have to" it is a monopoly.
Actually, yes. If IBM were the only vendor with a solution for large
databases, they would have a monopoly on that market. You are starting
to get it. But you'll notice that Adam posted the second line as a
question. He wanted you to look at the question, think about it and
realize that you don't have to go to IBM for a large database. So there
are other choices. Hence, there is a difference between IBM/iSeries and
Standard Oil (in some historical monopoly on oil context).

Chris Rehm

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