Friday, September 1, 2000
Coolness Cubed: Apple's Radical New Mac
The Cube may not be for everybody, but I hope that PC manufacturers take note of its many innovations—and if history is any indication, they will. True, we don't need any copycat cube-shaped machines. But we could certainly use more systems that challenge our notions of how a computer looks, feels, and performs.
Apple Keeps Up Appearances At Seybold
Print publishing has clearly taken a back seat to e-publishing, and as a result, Macs have been relegated to token status in publishing.
Tribeworks Posts iShell 2 Preview Release
The multimedia authoring software adds enhanced Internet capabilities and the ability to create custom window shapes. Tribeworks will also introduce a new two-tier membership plan.
Glover To Help Pay Tribute To Disney
Steve Wozniak, who founded Apple Computer in 1976 with Steve Jobs, will be honored for his invention of the Apple II, which brought together all the elements of the modern personal computer.
For Garage.com's Kawasaki, Nothing Is Sacred
Being a troublemaker is all in a day's work for Kawasaki, best known in Silicon Valley as Apple Computer Corp.'s one-time chief evangelist (yes, that was the title), the man who turned down the chance to interview for the CEO position at Yahoo, and now the CEO of Garage.com, a venture capital firm in Palo Alto, Calif.
FCC Rules To Speed Up Home Networking
The concept of wireless home networking as its stands now mostly revolves around technology that will let people link more than one home computer together over a single Internet connection and allow laptop computers to operate freely from anywhere in a house.
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire 2
Millionaire 2 is not a bad game, but falls a little short of an unreserved recommendation. The difficulty of its questions (both too easy and hard at inappropriate times), sporadic and undecipherable asking of whether something is your final answer, and its horrible excuse for a multiplayer game, makes Millionaire a little less than a good game.
Guy Kawasaki: The higher you go in a company, the less oxygen there is, so supporting intelligent life becomes diffcult.
Quid Pro Quos
Thanks, Mad Science Laboratories.
AppleSurf: More links to breaking Macintosh news than you could shake a dozen sticks at. Thanks again.
Microsoft, Intuit Bank On Upgrades
It's almost Labor Day. Is it purely by accident that the latest versions of the two leading personal finance programs just landed on our desk?
Wall St. Journal: Microsoft Ordered To Pay Bristol
A U.S. Federal court on Thursday ordered software giant Microsoft Corp. to pay Bristol Technology Inc. $1 million in punitive damages for engaging in "wanton, reckless" and deceptive business practices, the Wall Street Journal reported in its electronic edition early Friday.