RE: Apple's longevity

CobraBoy (
Tue, 21 Jan 1997 17:06:48 -0800

At 4:46 PM -0800 1/21/97, Joe Barrera wrote:
>Having a strong but vulnerable competitor (isn't there a boxing term for
>this?) is better than having a weak (token) competitor. Having a weak
>competitor is bad because it breeds complacency and reduces the urge to
>fight your hardest. None of this has anything to do with copying ideas.
>Chess makes a lousy solitaire game for anyone with a normal (or even
>below-normal) amount of intellectual laziness. In a two-player chess game,
>you don't copy your opponent's ideas, but you do play against them.

Chess is a *two* player game?

Sheesh... that explains a lot.



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