Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.development.system:31897 sci.econ: 52026
From: S. Morningthunder <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Linux OS threatens U.S. Economy!
Date: Tue, 24 Sep 1996 19:05:19 GMT
The dollar has become the world's preeminent currency by virtue of the historical uniqueness and availability of the products that could be purchased only with dollars. Among others, this has included leading edge civilian and military technology, and agricultural commodities. Long ago it also included petroleum products, but due to greater internal demand, we have had to establish affinity with the sheikdoms of the Middle East, contrary to our proclaimed rabidity against the undemocratic. They have been obliging enough to base sale of their crude oil also on the dollar. Now, it is more than ever vital for the U.S. to maintain the importance of its currency, for otherwise the satisfaction of our ever increasing demand for oil would be far more difficult: imagine oil priced in yen or marks.
This explains the U.S. government's tolerance and even encouragement of Billy Boy Gates' Dead-on-Arrival MonopolyWare. If there is a U.S. global monopoly of computer software, that much more important the currency will be. It doesn't matter if closed software is inherently inefficient in furthering global evolution, or if great quantities of representative capital are transferred for so little, further distorting the already stricken relation between income and effort.
Got to keep that Buck on top.