Where we can compete on merit, we do very well.— James L. Barksdale
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If we have data, let's look at data. If all we have are opinions, let's go with mine.
I think the touchstone is to give consumers a full, fair choice without the power of a monopoly operating system pushing them in a direction that free competition might or might not achieve.
I think we're proving ourselves as we go along.
The past several months our strategy has been evolutionary - making maximum advantage of our client browser, as well as our enterprise software for people who want to build Web sites.
We can collaborate with a Netscape employee or partner who's halfway around the world. We can distribute information and software to customers and shareholders, and get their feedback.
We can provide beta software to our developers in advance of the general public.
We can easily link up with external partners, customers, and suppliers.
There are no pat answers - we're pushing through some new frontiers, and lessons of the past don't always apply.
In my column series 'The Main Thing,' I often talk about how Internet technology can improve the way people communicate - both within a business and between a business and its customers and partners.
We're building a great company, and we're very excited about the future of the company.
Well, the sales of our products clearly demonstrate their value to businesses and to individuals.
After all, it's the future of business communication that we're looking toward.
If you want to work on the core problem, it's early school literacy.
I think they should separate Microsoft's application group from its operating system group.
The highest compliments leaders can receive are those that are given by the people who work for them.
Our people are excited about building solutions, and it's rewarding to see how much fun Netscape employees have doing something they think is relevant and important.
I was telling the truth. I feel like we got that point across.
We've tapped into a huge demand, and it's up to us to fulfill that demand and to be creative doing it.
I don't believe in government regulation of the software industry.
We provide many options in many product areas that they seem to want to adopt, and that's working well for us.
Well, another market is being created now out of Internet technology.
I've tended to work at fast-growing companies that improve the way business gets done.
We're no longer a small business; we're a large organization spread around the world. I can't imagine Netscape growing as fast as it has if it weren't for the way we use our products.
I want my testimony to stand on that point.
But I would point out that Zona Research Inc. showed we have increased market share among business users, educational users, and government users over the past several months - and that's more recent than the IDC report.
We also provide a lot of services with our consulting group that allow people to take maximum advantage of the Net economy. Those all seem to resonate with customers and are providing a good strong base going forward.
The ability of our people to think quickly and create great products in this whole new world of Internet open standards is not only essential to our success but is also one of the things that impresses me most about Netscape.
One of Netscape's main attractions to customers from Day One is that we provide alternatives. And that's cherished by many customers - certainly not all.
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