cr> re: Monopolization continues to unfold


Richard Moore

Date: Mon, 4 Mar 1996
Sender: LECLERC YVES <•••@••.•••>
Subject: Re: cr> Monopolization continues to unfold

On Thu, 29 Feb 1996, Richard K. Moore wrote:

>         We're beginning to see the feeding frenzy as the sharks start
> grabbing and squabbling.  The AT&T thread traces one jurassic-shark's
> current skirmishes.  This is the shakeout phase as the robber-baron regime
> takes shape.  Anyone want to predict winners, losers, and the likely
> structure of the new markets?  What will be the new-world perspective
> coming out of the merger of telecom and media-content mentalities?

An interesting comment heard here: "The telcos have gobs of money... and
fairly restricted prospects in their own field. The content-providers
(cable, nets, producers) have a very bright future... and no cash to
speak of." Hence, at least in part, the feeding frenzy. The end result,
of course, could be that what goes onto the info highway ends up being
controlled by the rich, but content-insensitive makers of plumbing and

Yves Leclerc, Montreal