March 21, 2002
The problem with .NET
NewsFactor Network writes "Investors, shareholders and Microsoft partners may love Microsoft's .NET (pronounced dot-net) strategy. But if enraged consumer groups can get their message across to the mass of people who are increasingly concerned about their privacy, Microsoft may find itself dealing with an uprising. And if .NET is successful to the extent that Microsoft appears to be aiming for, consumer groups warn that one day you will be forced to identify yourself -- "May I see your papers, please?" -- before being allowed on the Internet."