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Subject:  Re: CRA News from Washington Post Date:  3/8/2000  8:36 AM
Author:  mcraney Number:  6606 of 36502

Lesha1, I assume you are responding to me.

You have eloquently posted the positional rationale for proprietary vs. open technologies. The problem is, that as clear and as obvious as that rationale seems, the market over the long term rewards the open position rather than the proprietary. There are dozens of examples of this, you know them as well as I.

I am well aware of Perkin Elmer, which is an old-line,
PROPRIETARY techology scientific computer manufacturer which either reo