Microsoft 1, Navy (divide-by) 0

Derrick Fogle, MLERF dfogle at
Tue Jul 21 06:16:54 PDT 1998

On Tue, Jul 21, 1998, 5:32:28 PM US CDT Les Schaffer wrote:

>Anyone know how much Microsoft does in sales to the armed services? to
>the federal govt (excl. armed services)? does govt pay street price

Don't know about armed forces in particular, but I do know that "education institution" pricing for MS products is a fraction of what is charged retail. But military procurment is a strange beast; only those who know, know for sure.

BTW, I'm a longtime subscriber to LBO, and I've been a lurker on the list for awhile now. Its interesting to see just how far down the slippery slope my "intellectualism" has gone since I was involved in countering the Gulf War. Years ago I was up on all this stuff; today I have to work to even understand it. Just goes to show you what workin' for da man and doin the family thang'll do to ya.

But I'm still enjoying what I do read. I couldn't resist responding here because computers and stuff are such a large part of my life.

______________________________________ Derrick Fogle - the "Computer Guy" Missouri Lions Eye Research Foundation Heartland Lions Eye Banks dfogle at -

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