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----- Forwarded message from Don Marti <dmarti@zgp.org> -----

Date: Fri, 11 May 2001 09:27:55 -0700
From: Don Marti <dmarti@zgp.org>
To: Secure Digital Monkey Initiative <crackmonkey@zork.net>
Subject: [CrackMonkey] forbidden knowledge!

----- Forwarded message from Dave Winer <dave@userland.com> -----

Date: Thu, 10 May 2001 22:43:06 -0700
From: "Dave Winer" <dave@userland.com>
Subject: pho: Union Pacific Says Microsoft Train Simulator Is Dangerous
To: <pho@onehouse.com>
X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 5.00.2919.6700
Sender: owner-pho@onehouse.com

THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2001, Palo Alto, CA -- Union Pacific Railroad has
declared that it will aggressively go after anyone who distributes
trains with UP's trademarks for use with Microsoft's soon-to-be-released
Train Simulator program, but the reasoning they gave the Train Simulator
community for this pre-emptive strike is quite interesting: UP thinks
Train Simulator is dangerous.

According to messages (1, 2) posted on a popular TrainOrders.com forum
by John Bromley, Union Pacific's public relations director, (and a
message sent to me privately from Bromley) Union Pacific turned down
Microsoft's request to be involved with Train Simulator because UP is
concerned that people will learn to drive a train and then hop into a
real one which might cause a major accident.

http://scobleizer.manilasites.com/2001/05/10

Dave

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