… in this discussion should not be downplayed, it’s also important to recognize that consolidation — more specifically, the control of particular industries by a small number of very large companies — is a widespread problem not contained to the tech sector.
I think this has become the American model, since Microsoft was set for break up, but then worked hard to swing 2000 for Dubya. One of the first actions by Bush/Cheney administration was to halt the break up Microsoft. Coincidence? I think this is why it seems like Bill Gates conscience seems to have been bothering him