May 22, 2001
Magnets, megamarts, Microsoft and Mundie
Author: JT Smith
OSOpinion's Kelly McNeill sent us this link: "Despite Mundie's attempts to cloud the issue, the whole soapbox scandal really isn't that hard to understand when put in relative terms. Things might be more easily understood when comparing it to what many have termed the Mega-Mart Menace. When one of these big "We do it all and we do it cheap" stores moves into town, local merchants try to block it, fearing for the cozy little businesses that they've built into a local monopoly. This Mundie thing is a little different, as this time, it's Mega-Mart complaining about Mom-and-Pop shops."
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