April 3, 2000
“I am troubled by Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson’s ruling on the Microsoft case and by its potential chilling effect on the “new economy” and the technology industry at large. I plan to follow the remedies stage of this process very closely.
In the time since the trial began, the technology industry has undergone great change and unprecedented growth. More than ever, the industry is vibrant and competitive: viable market alternatives have emerged, record levels of venture capital continue to flow into new technology start-ups and new innovations crop up almost daily.
Microsoft has made significant contributions to our nation’s economy, to technological innovation and – perhaps most importantly – to the quality of life for American consumers. It is my hope and expectation that Microsoft will continue to be a leader and an innovator in tomorrow’s marketplace.”