Americans have had the usual Congressional hearings about Tech companies monopolizing markets, of various and sundry products and services that no one understands. A monopoly must be of a market, not of influence, money or a pretty face.
Congress asked wrong questions of the wrong parties. On April 1 during the 1990s a headline in a British newspaper announced that a British citizen or corporation had purchased all available intellectual property, to monopolize the intellectual property market. Since that purchase announcement, releases and sales has obviously been reduced: there is a paucity of ideas and a lack of cogency in the expression of English.
It was rumored that Jeffery Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell had money in this purchase.
Congress should interrogate the English. They claim it is their language, and they deserve to monopolize it. They are afraid of Americanisms like harbor, rather than harbour, color rather than colour. They have poor imaginations. The English don’t understand what Americans mean when they say, I’d like to come around and knock you up.
Questions that were missing from the Congressional interrogations involved the language and the use of individual imaginations. The suppression of American and forcing everyone to learn English is a monopolistic practice that no one should suffer. Thomas Paine wondered how a small country could predominate a large country, and before ourselves we are witnesses that England is monopolizing everything. It is England that should be broken up and punished! Congress should stop grilling tech companies, which are no better than newspapers, grocery stores with discount cards, and advertisers of laxatives. Interrogate the real culprits.
Of course before the English, there was Piltdown man. 10,000 years ago a resident of those islands was buried with his pet chimpanzee. About 120 years ago the bones were discovered and thereupon the English claimed they found the missing link, on their island. Bravo for England. But there are many missing links in England.
Before the English were the Britons and before them the Druids who prized the spiritual world and witchcraft. The Druids are truly crafty, disingenuous, devious persons; they have been known not to tell the truth. But many Druids possess great imaginations and are profound thinkers. They began the language, primitive sounds unfettered by many conjugations and almost no declensions, easy to speak because it adopted words from many languages (many of which most native speakers today don’t know and do not understand). What the Druids knew the English adopted, perfected and used: Monopoly.
The monopoly is the language.
Quit blaming the Tech giants who with little imagination beyond a balance sheet, don’t know or understand what the market is until products are offered and picked up, and truly aren’t worried about other individuals and forces in the markets. Note, does Google have bricks and mortar stores? Much is available on line without much investment, from a large middle-corporation handling details or an individual doing it all. Note that guy on TV with the super-glue who puts together a glass boat and drifts into the water. He still can’t see the bottom of the swimming pool, lake, sea or ocean. Perhaps he’ll get there on his own. The final analysis is the tech market has a foundation of quicksand.
Yet Congress wants to interrogate the big guys who have PR coaches giving them pleasing, polite answers because members of Congress are not asking the correct questions. No one asked a question is English or a descendant of Piltdown, of a Druid, of a Briton. But some of those guys answering questions looked pre-historic.
Congress should stop pestering the rich guys who have no foresight into intellectual property and in its promulgation. Can anyone explain why Apple has such a poor Dictionary for editing and spelling? They are nuts and bolts guys who know how to add two plus two, but wonder why other persons come up with answers different from four.