High Society

<em>Microsoft was adjudged to be running a monopoly. A Broadway musical fan, Bill Gates is lyrically

Who wants to be a trillionaire? (I don't)

Own every system everywhere (I don't)

Who wants the bother of long legal debates?

(A legal debate is something Gates hates)

Who wants to operate for gain? (I don't)

Who wants an e-lectronic brain? (I don't)

Who wants to play Monopoly too? (I don't)

And I don't, 'cause all they do is sue.

Who wants to be a trillionaire? (I don't)

To open Windows on thin air? (I don't)

Who wants a fortune when his flag is aloft?

(A flag held aloft? Are you Microsoft?)

Who wants to rule the Internet? (I don't)

To cancel international debt? (I don't)

Who wants to browse a judgement or two? (I don't)

And I don't. In fact, I'll counter-sue.

This article first appeared in the 15 November 1999 issue of the New Statesman, Guns and the Dome