Maybe mighty Microsoft ought to pack that ham sandwich along with its Windows 95 operating system after all.

That makes as much sense as the defense the software giant is putting up in federal court.If we understand Microsoft's argument, these techno-wizards can't figure out how to produce a copy of Windows 95 that actually works without its Web browser, Internet Explorer. It's all interconnected, Microsoft's genius technicians and attorneys seem to be saying, and they can't figure out how to undo it.

Gee whiz.

Momma always told us: Put your mind to it, and you can do anything.

If you have a ham and cheese sandwich and you want a ham sandwich, just take out the cheese.