True ... I guess it comes down to scope.

Yes, IBM has a monopoly on their proprietary 5250 data stream.

No, they do not have a monopoly on application/database hosting because you
use their proprietary 5250.

I was looking at market scope whereas others were looking at application

Adam Lang
Systems Engineer
Rutgers Casualty Insurance Company
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> On Mon, 31 December 2001, "Adam Lang" wrote:
> Note that "proprietary" generally implies "monopoly", although not
necessarily "illegal monopoly". Most monopolies are legal.
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