And the baby bills
are not the only bills, although they are our priority.'
These include splitting the company into three "Baby Bills
"; altering the company's organizational structure so its divisions would be in competition; giving the Windows source code away, or auctioning it off to Microsoft competitors.
Finally, Jackson may propose remedies - suggestions have ranged from splitting the company apart into "Baby Bills
", to opening the application programming interfaces or source code to the Windows operating system, to slapping Microsoft on the wrist, to doing nothing.
In fact, Seattle's high-tech future is virtually assured, thanks to companies like Microsoft, Netscape, Nintendo and a plethora of "Baby Bills
," the name given to start-up companies run by Microsoft veterans.
In a paper titled "United We Fall, Divided We Stand," Fenik argues that even if Microsoft were broken into four "Baby Bills
," shareholder value would be preserved and Microsoft's ability to compete in a broad range of markets would continue undiminished.