Today, I was reading an article about the history of Unix. When I came across this paragraph, I had an intense instinctive and natural reaction:
Sun was already a success (with imitators!) when, in 1983, the U.S. Department of Justice won its second antitrust case against AT&T and broke up the Bell System. This relieved AT&T from the 1958 consent decree that had prevented them from turning Unix into a product. AT&T promptly rushed to commercialize Unix System V—a move that nearly killed Unix.
My reaction was: “Whoa! How can they think anyone would want want to pay for an operating system (OS)?”