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"I think it's wrong that only one company makes the game Monopoly"
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Set "Em Up Joe --- one thing us bartenders know is everything about everybody --- most of it true


Well, yesterday, Bob stormed into the bar mighty disconcertled. He tried to show me a couple of letters --- but I can't read --- readin's no good for bartendin' --- so he read 'em out to me:


August 1, 2010 (55 A.G. [after the birth of Gates])

The Editor
The Calgary Eye Opener

If Ford had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1,000 miles to the gallon.

Yours faithfully


William H. Gates III, retired

August 2, 2010 (147 A.F. [after the birth of Ford])

The Editor
The Calgary Eye Opener

Sure enough, if Ford had Microsoft technology Joe Consumer's car would crash, regularly, twice a day.

I am your most faithful servant

Henry Ford I, eternal

Ya don't want this kinda' confligration goin' on --- next thing that's gonna' happen why consumers'll stop consumin' --- there'll be deflation --- prices'll go down --- the fat cats'll make less money --- even less'll trickle down to Mr. and Mrs. America --- It'll destroy the economy --- the world'll go to hell --- this could be the Berlin Wall of capitalism and Christianity --- Oh the humanity of it!!!!!

So I lassoed both of 'em and herded 'em down to the Long Bar at the Alberta Hotel and poured each one a stiff triple of Glen Parker single malt. But neither one'll drink --- I guess old Henry got inta' too much cheap booze one time --- and tried to get to know the family baby sitter in the Biblical sense. I don't know why Bill doesn't drink --- he might as well because --- after he retired Microsoft's been run like Peter McGonigle was runnin' it --- dead drunk --- of course --- like he always is.

If liquor won't solve the problem, I figured --- I better hear em' out and than meditate the matter and get 'em to agree on something --- doesn't have to be a lot --- just as long as they ain't perceived as bein' at each other's throats --- cause appearances are everything --- like my old teacher Dr. Goebbels used ta' say --- "perception is reality". Anyway, I had ta' call the bouncers in a couple of times --- but as time went on here's what transpirated between the two of 'em:


Well, that'd sure cut down on the pricy highways and shopping centres your cars have spread all over the planet.

Yeah but every time the contractors repainted the lines on the highways or parking lots, folks'd have to buy a new car.


And what about all the repairs ---- car repairs --- that's a racket --- and the Ford Motor Company is the worst scam artist in the business.


Well, if Microsoft was making a car, when it died on the freeway --- which it would at least two times a day ---, Microsoft would have replaced the oil, water temperature, and alternator warning lights with a single 'This Vehicle Has Performed An Illegal Operation' warning light --- you'd have to roll up all the windows, you'd have to press the 'Start' button to turn the engine off--- you'd try to crank up the engine (probably with an old Model T hand crank) and, when and if you finally got it started, all you could do would be to hope for the best. And, when all else failed, you'd call 'customer service' in some foreign country and be instructed in some foreign language how to fix your car yourself!!!!
At the Ford Motor Company we don't have a monopoly like Microsoft does --- don't think I haven't salivated over the thought of it --- But, as it is with that god-damned competition, if there were too many repairs on Ford cars too often, why Mr. and Mrs. America would buy from someone else. If Ford had a Microsoft-type monopoly, Mr. and Mrs. would simply accept it all --- there'd be no other brand of car to buy. Every time a new car was introduced car buyers would have to learn how to drive all over again because none of the controls would operate in the same manner as the old car --- and, of course, Ford'd own all the driving schools.

At least there'd be more than one color of car. Do you remember, Uncle Henry, when you told Mr. and Mrs. America that they could have any color of car they liked so long as it was black. And we do have competition you know.

If you call 5% of the market "competition" --- Macintosh --- they have a tiny bit of the market. Sure Macintosh would make a car that was powered by the sun, was reliable, five times as fast and twice as easy to drive - but would run on only five percent of the roads because the competition's product wouldn't be allowed on Microsoft's roads.

It wounds me to the cockles of my heart to see capitalists --- and dignitaries at that --- both of these worthies were my heroes --- I knew somethin' had to be done. I'm an expert in dispute restoration --- picked it up in my 150 years of bartending. So I knew that, to bring an end to these gut-wrenching hostilities, I had to find a common interest that the two of 'em had.

So I asked 'em "If you had your druthers what would ya like the world to look like?"

"I'd have no competition --- everyone else would but not me," each of them hollered --- each faster than the other.

"Why can't ya get rid of the competition?"

Before I could finish the question they answered it: "Government regulation --- that's what."

"I know how to do that --- all ya' have to do is hire National Public Relations, Canada's biggest propaganda agency --- where my buddy Joe Goebbels works --- Joe'd do much better in the States but he finds Canada a lot more welcoming"

Both knew Joe (Uncle Henry used to work with him) and thought that was a great idea and we got Joe over and he recommended that Bill and Uncle Henry should put together a full-blown conspiracy to get rid of communist bad-guy anti-monopoly regulations like the Sherman Anti-Trust Act and the Competition Act of Canada --- Joe called it a campaign to "create free markets" and "let the market decide" and "for freedom" and "for democracy" and "libertarianism". And the two loved the idea so much they left the Long Bar kissy-facin'.

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The People's Tycoon: Henry Ford and the American Century

Man barred from driving for 50 years - Vancouver Sun

Why Hollywood hates capitalism - Rick Groen

Hard Drive: Bill Gates and the Making of the Microsoft Empire - James Wallace

All about Henry Ford - Wikipedia

All about Bill Gates - Wikipedia

Microsoft targets Google with free online version of Office 2010 - Globe and Mail

British Columbia judge has certified a class-action lawsuit against Microsoft that could affect hund - Victoria Times Colonist

Microsoft Working on iPad's Rivals - The Wall Street Journal

How billionaires bagged the tea party --- the secret history of plutocrat populism, from William Ran - Jeet Heer

China wary of do-gooders -- even if it's Bill Gates - Aileen McCabe

CEO sells $1.3 Billion Worth of Microsoft Shares - Reuters

New Sobey's boss for Thrifty Foods on Vancouver Island - Andrew Duffy

Microsoft shakeup continues, server unit head exits - Reuters

Electric cars most dramatic change in auto industry since Henry Ford - Steve Wallace

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