chrisnrae - 3:19 pm on Aug 5, 2004 (gmt 0)
I agree that I don't see a reason for them to link to competitors. The only reason aside from possibly comparison (and even then, the name rarely appears linked) I've seen for linking to competitors is for link exchanges. But a big brand should have the budget to buy and the quality to get one way links without needing to recipricate. Linking out can be a good thing to do, but as MB said, you can always link to government sources and standards or organizations and not to competitors.