Leif Svalgaard wrote: >From: Chris Rehm <firstname.lastname@example.org> > >>>From: Adam Lang <email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. 1 John 4:7
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