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Macworld Preview
by Jon Frott, San Jose Mercury News
Is the battle for the PC one that Apple Computer can still win? Or has the company become like a Civil War nostalgist, re-enacting skirmishes long since decided? That question takes center stage at Macworld San Francisco this week.


Apple Cult Gathers For Innovation Update
by Garry Barker, The Age
Apple is by no means the largest computer hardware or software company in the world, but it is by any count the most innovative and it wears a logo and a brand name that ranks with Nike's flash and Coca-Cola's wave as the most recognisable anywhere on the planet. Millions of Apple's customers wear the silhouetted apple with the chunk bitten from its cheek as a badge of honour.

Macintosh Devotees Find Mecca In S.F.
by Ellen Lee, Contra Costa Times
Macworld Conference and Expo expected to draw 88,000 loyal fans.

Laptop Program Gets A Boost
by Glenn Adams, Associated Press
Thousands more Maine students will get home Internet access for laptop computers assigned by their schools, thanks to millions of dollars worth of cash and in-kind donations, Gov. Angus King said Thursday.


Apple Needs Clear Path To Future
by Dan Gillmor, San Jose Mercury News
If I were running Apple, I'd start selling Mac OS X server computers, the more powerful machines that dish out data to other devices, that run on the Intel architecture.

Whir Of eMac Floppy Drive Recalls Holidays Of Old
by Glenn Fleishman, Seattle Times
How far the Macintosh has come in a short time.


Pretty Good Update For E-Mail Privacy
by Kevin Savetz, Washington Post
You don't need mathematics knowledge to use the program, but you will need to read the manual.


Sunday, January 5, 2003
by Heng-Cheong Leong

DOWN ON TECHNOLOGY : Nothing seems to work these days, reports Eric Burke.

For example, you'd have to treat Adobe Illustrator like a video game.


Microsoft's Masterplan To Screw Phone Partner - Full Details
by Andrew Orlowski, The Register

Microsoft's Latest Media Adventure
by Leslie Walker, Washington Post
Microsoft will take a big step into online retailing Tuesday when for the first time it will sell a program both as a download and in shrink-wrapped boxes in stores.

'Smart Displays': Bright Idea, Dim Implementation
by Rob Pegoraro, Washington Post
It costs too much, it's too hard to set up, and even when coaxed into the right configuration, it performs worse than anybody should expect.

What The Future Holds For Microsoft
2002 was certainly an eventful year for Microsoft. With a new year dawning, we present this interview with Adam Barr, former Microsoft developer and occasional Microsoft pundit.

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