[ppml] Mo's Law

vijay gill vgill at vijaygill.com
Mon Sep 17 17:11:18 EDT 2007


On 9/17/07, bmanning at vacation.karoshi.com <bmanning at vacation.karoshi.com>
wrote:
>
> On Mon, Sep 17, 2007 at 04:24:00PM +0000, Paul Vixie wrote:
> > i myself was a beame and whiteside fan, though i had friends at ftp
> > software and other ip-on-windows companies.  the common belief was that
> > with microsoft coming 20 years late to the party, they would be an
> also-ran.
> > (i think similar thoughts were spoken aloud when internet explored came
> > out in a mostly-mosaic web community.)  hopefully a lesson was learned?
>
>         ftp software kicked B&W to the curb... :)
> `
> > that lesson is, the installed base is meaningless, and how we did it
> before
> > is meaningless, all that matters is getting growth right.
>
>         Mike O'dell...  Mo's Law.  1994



I believe the quote is What installed base?
CC'ing mo for clarification

/vijay


--bill
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