Speaking of Ground Zero...

Joe Barrera (joebar@MICROSOFT.com)
Wed, 13 May 1998 18:25:10 -0700

Did I miss it, or has there really been no discussion on this list about
India's nuclear testing?

For example, all the press I've read has presented the testing as a
uniformly Bad Thing. Does anyone want to argue the opposite position?

Or, how about someone pointing out, who gives a shit about nuclear weapons
when we all know that biological weapons are what will wipe out the human

Yesterday I had lunch with Sheri (my lawyer friend) and the first thing she
said to me was, have you seen CNN? I said no, but I had heard about the
testing anyway. She said, "oh that, no, I was talking about Sun suing
Microsoft." Huh? I mean, this whole thing with Microsoft and Sun and the DOJ
is amusing, but isn't a continuing nuclear arms race between India and
Pakistan and China just a little bit more important in the grand scheme of

And one more thing. The USA and the USSR nuking each other almost made
sense, because they were kind of geographically separated. But India and
Pakistan? I guess I really should ask which way the prevailing wind goes...

- Joe

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