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MacEdition ProNews January 12, 2001

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But he never tucks his hand inside his sweater

“I think he has a Napoleonic concept of himself and his company, an arrogance that derives from power and unalloyed success, with no leavening hard experience, no reverses.” No, we’re not talking about Ross Perot, but the leader of Microsoft himself, Bill Gates. Or rather, this is Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson speaking in the January 8 issue of The New Yorker, as reported by Wired News.

Never one to mince his words, Judge Jackson sure seems to get his point across. Where did we put our copy of the New Yorker?

The secret CEO’s other ball

It’s not like Steve Jobs puts on a show of his own. But three of his minions will be honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with an award (NYT – free registration required) commonly known as Oscar. We’d like to offer our congratulations as well – it’s not easy creating the special effects that give Leo acting skill.

The “Digital Lifestyle” really starts with television

What to do, what to do? Hardware folks can't seem to come to an agreement on standards. Software vendors are slow on the uptake to support the improved platform. Consumers balk at high prices. Latest Macs? Nope – digital television. The FCC in the US has in its grip heavy decisions to make about the pending rollout in the States. Given streaming media concerns, digital television and carriage over “television” cable will likely be an important issue to all sorts of people, especially those in media interests.

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