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A 'half trillion dollar' mistake? - 8 July 1999
How did we miss this item? Respected usability expert Jakob Nielsen provided an interesting interpretation of a recent Microsoft press release.

July 8, 1999
A new Microsoft press release about ClearType seems to position it for the narrow market of electronic books. It would be a disgrace if Microsoft were to sit on an invention that can improve reading productivity by 25% for all users. Maybe we need to start a campaign to get ClearType into Windows 2000 since it will cost the world economy about half a trillion dollars if they delay ClearType until Windows 2002.

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article posted 24 August 1999 and last updated 28 September 1999.

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