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Four years ago From The Register No. 13, March 1995 BILL WRITES MIKE "Dear Mike, I am writing to make it clear how disappointed in the lack of candor and honesty Apple has shown in dealing with Microsoft during the last several months," writes an embittered Bill G. to The Register's resident Agony Aunt. "...On Thursday without talking to me you sued Microsoft. Based on the video press release and other orchestrated press activity, the suit had been in planning for some time," he continues. "...We did not suggest that Apple should drop OpenDoc or that we would discontinue our Macintosh development. We did say that, as we presently understand OpenDoc, it is not clear how we can support it in our applications." UNCLE MIKE REPLIES In the many years I've spent counselling companies, I've often found that when individuals use words like candor and honesty in a relationship which shows every sign of breaking down, they don't carry their normal meaning. Underlying hostilities are usually the cause. When a relationship gets to this stage, all sorts of issues normally considered trivial become blown out of all proportion. Why drag clothes into the argument, for example? Even if Apple was planning to buy a new suit, what business is it of yours Bill? It's interesting to note that when and if squabbles like this turn into irretrievable break downs, one or other of the partners seeks to destroy the other's clothes; in this case apparently a suit or a raincoat.I beg you that you think of the children before you think about clothes. Poor little Ole is only around three and OpenDoc is little more than a babe in swaddling clothes. I wish you both the best of luck in solving your problems. ®

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