Microsoft Watch reports that Microsoft continues to force hardware manufacturers into respecting its Natural Monopoly:
It turns out that [Microsoft] was attempting to force media-player makers to agree to contracts that would prevent them from supporting iTunes, RealPlayer and Napster to Go.
Microsoft's excuse? It was just a draft contract sent out for commenting by hardware vendors. Uh huh. Still trying to get away with it, and hoping to not get caught.
Having met with Microsofties, it seems to me that they consider their software solutions superior and that allowing access to competitors just messes up the user. This hubris is the result of working at a company that thinks it hires the smartest people in the world. If we're all really smart, we can't possibly be wrong.