Playing to Win?
Microsoft treats me well. They let me weblog. They don’t push me around. They give me free soft drinks. The best health care I’ve ever had. The best gym membership I’ve ever had. The best team of people I’ve ever worked with. The best computers I’ve ever used. And many more benefits (they are all enumerated over at http://www.microsoft.com/careers ). Oh, and let’s be honest, there’s not much chance that I’ll be laid off for economic reasons in the next month or two…
Yeah, Gates and crew haven’t always played nice. They play to win.
So I guess if you give someone a nice PC and enough free soda pop, they’ll be willing to think of documented anti-competitive, monopolistic behavior as “playing to win”. Go figure.