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T he Microsoft case has been useful for showing that anti-trust law still exists. But there is little evidence that government has the will to use it against far more insidious monopolists who control what we know and, ultimately, how we think.

The Microsoft trial has already helped to bring about things that no one really would have expected a couple of years ago when it looked as though Bill Gates would be software kingpin forever.

In a suburb known for conformity and affluence, eccentricities such as feeding stray cats and meeting someone on the Internet can be suspicious in a murder case. More so, even, than evidence.

Also, Captain Opinion spouts off on Y2K, walls coming down and going up, the importance of geography, and more!

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Playing Monopoly [4]
What the Microsoft finding of fact means to you.
— James Hanback Jr., NASHVILLE SCENE
Y2K Goofballs [5]
If all the idiots in this world want to get together and make Y2K a crisis, more power to them.
— Captain Opinion, WEEKLY ALIBI
A Barrier in Berlin [6]
One wall needed to come down; another should stay up.
— Jackson Baker, MEMPHIS FLYER
World Beat [7]
It's National Geography Week, and this one is way more important than, say, National Pickle Week, which most of you probably missed last month.
Having a Ball [8]
New balls for Fido to play with.
— Walter Jowers, NASHVILLE SCENE
Rally... Oops! [9]
Chevrolet Monte Carlo and Subaru Impreza.

Volume III, Issue 22
November 22 - November 29, 1999  

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Rebel Geek [2]
Even though the Microsoft anti-trust case is "real news", it's also a celebrity story reflecting the media and public's fascination with the stock market and mogul worship.
The Odd Couple [3]
What does it take to become a suspect in the suburbs? As Mary Muskett and Ron Seigel found out, it's not evidence.

Teeny Tidbits
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Odds and Ends [10]
Time-released news capsules from the flipside.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
Mr. Smarty Pants [11]
I saw miles and miles of stuffed crust.
— Mr. Smarty Pants, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
Now What? [12]
Can't get enough news? You're in luck -- more news is created every day. Our Now What? page offers a plethora of recommended links to help keep you living in the present.

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