“The loser in the browser wars has filed a private antitrust suit against Microsoft. But the company doesn’t deserve to win. […] It isn’t fair. Netscape gave us a revolutionary product that has touched the lives of everyone in America, and in exchange we took away its market and made the company a minor subsidiary of AOL Time Warner. But we can’t fix things by exchanging the rule of law for a popularity contest. I know that if it were me I’d be mad as hell — but nevertheless this is one fight that Netscape deserves to lose.” First of a two-part series editorial on the legal battle between Netscape and Microsoft. Update: Second part is online: “Microsoft should be punished“.