November 6, 2007

Intendend and unintended consequences

The Swedish Home PC program, with tax breaks for purchasing a computer, seems to have had its intended consequence with broad PC and Internet adoption. But there were also effects that the Government likely didn't plan for.

The following quote attributed to Steve Ballmer of Microsoft reinforces that a company providing core functionality to lot of people in a big market can make a lot of money: "The Swedish government is printing money for Microsoft. Grab this opportunity while it's here, it can't go on for very long."

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