DaveNet: Gates, Netscape and the Governments.
Two clarifications for today's piece.
There will be a scheduled power outage here tomorrow, possibly all day. They're beefing up the local power grid, this should make the net more reliable next rainy season.
CNN: Duff beer becomes a collector's item. They picked this story for me in their Custom News section. They thought I would enjoy it. They were right!
Microsoft SiteBuilder Network interviews the Microsoft program manager for XML, Adam Denning.
Evidence of solid platform management at Apple.
Washington Post: Fight might prove costly for Microsoft.
Fortune: 1998 hasn't been a great year for Gates.
Bill Gates' letter to shareholders, customers and partners.
Full text of the government suit.
MacWEEK: AppleScript's future.
August 1995: Apple & Netscape Should Merge. After visiting with Ben Slivka at Microsoft, it was clear that the browser was going to become part of Windows. Netscape was hyping the demise of Windows. Microsoft's response was pretty good. Apple was in total disarray, but there was still a vibrant web development community on the Mac OS. For me, this piece was pivotal.
Here was my reaction to Microsoft's drive to control the Internet in February 1996. It left me feeling worried. It also left a puddle at my feet. A foul-smelling puddle!
Then read this Suck piece from December 1996. Netscape was shooting for the moon. Greed ruled the day. The low road all the way.
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