'Tis the season


The Justice Department sued Northwest and Continental, charging that the former's acquiring a controlling interest in the latter is in violation of antitrust laws. Ah, the leaves are turning, the air is getting brisk, and someone's accusing airlines of antitrust violations -- it must be autumn.

Galileo's new product, FocalpointNet (FocalpointNet, FocalpointNet -- say it 10 times fast), will give Galileo and Apollo agents full CRS capabilities through an Internet connection, letting them toggle between the CRS and the Web; set up a workstation with no additional wiring other than a standard modem connection, and potentially lower communications costs. When queried about this innovation, Dinah Saur of Stone Age Travel said "Bah! If I want Windows, I'll go to Home Depot."

A study by an Illinois-based research firm found that Internet users' lifestyles and buying habits aren't profoundly different from those of the general consumer base. This, of course, flies in the face of the conventional wisdom, which holds that Internet users are just like regular people, but with a more refined taste for recreational air-fare shopping and pornography.


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