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Monday, January 27, 2003

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Jobs For President? Not This Time
by Leander Kahney, Wired News
A grassroots campaign to persuade Apple's CEO Steve Jobs to run for President of the United States was launched on the Web last week, but it was over almost as soon as it began.


Apple Strengthens Server Support
by Ephraim Schwartz, InfoWorld
Despite its nascent status, Apple Computer's server division is gaining momentum among ISV partners and corporate users of its Xserve and OS X operating system.

The Mouse That Rolled
by Jim Shelton, New Haven Register
While todayís computer mouse is as ever-present as the common can opener, it was considered highly unusual back in 1983, when Apple introduced its Lisa personal computer with a built-in mouse.

Resnet Problems Continue
by Sherry Anne Rubiano, Daily Trojan
Pardee residents using Macintosh computers say they have trouble logging on to high-speed connection.


Apple Moves Boldly Forward
by Jason Brooks, eWeek
Let's see if Apple's willing to up the ante enough to make things truly interesting.

Fulfilling The Promise Of Aqua And The Quartz Rendering Engine
by Dan Knight, Low End Mac
If we're going to have a processor intensive interface anyhow, let's take full advantage of it and give Mac applications that fluidity as well. Let's see Apple take the brilliance of the Quartz display engine and run with it.

How To Milk An Apple
by Peter Burrows, BusinessWeek
Apple may never again pose a threat to Microsoft and its PC allies, but its niche is safe.

Taking A Bite Out Of The New Apple
by Vishnu K. Mahmud, Jakarta Post
With the Mac, there are so many things newbies can do that they never thought possible — create and publish a photo album, record their own songs and even edit your own independent movie. Many professionals have, and now it's your turn.


Monday, January 27, 2003
by Heng-Cheong Leong

SMARTER AS WE GROW OLDER : Dave has an interesting argument about relating oldness (experience?) with smartness. Except there is a fundamental flaw: it may be correct to say that a person is smarter at age 40 than at age 20, but that still doesn't mean that a person at age 40 is smarter than another person at age 20.

Ah, the fun of logic... :-)

COMPUTERS AND CARS : Even if the analogy is correct, the solution is not to "educate" or make people go through training before they can put their computers on the network. The long-term goal should be to make cars so safe and easy that you do not need a license to operate them.


IBM Rejuvinates Wireless ThinkPads
by Michael Kanellos, ZDNet
IBM on Monday will release a new family of ThinkPads that feature dual-band wireless, enhanced management software, and, for the first time, fashion choices when it comes to the navigational stick on the keyboard.

Worm Exposes Laziness And Microsoft Flaws
by Robert Lemos, CNET
The Sapphire worm that hit servers running Microsoft's SQL Server database this weekend was a wake-up call for anyone who thought the Internet had become a safer place following increased attention by corporate and government leaders.

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