Commentary: The Microsoft Trial: Justice Is Swift But Tech Is Swifter

When I entered U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson's courtroom last Oct. 19, I was eager to see the first antitrust trial run on Internet time. Justice Dept. officials crowed that it could bring a quick-hit case against Microsoft Corp. and prove that the creaky 1890 Sherman Act could zap predators in high-tech industries. By the New Year, I figured, those hard benches would be a distant memory.

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