Brett Glass: Silenced by Microsoft?
An example of one of Glass' columns at Infoworld.
Adam Curry: A new RSS client. "The application is built in Director and works with the latest Shockwave player (so it's standalone)."
Jake Savin on Reed College: "While I was there, you could still get P.E. credit for skydiving or bowling. There were even persistent rumors that there was a student who got P.E. credit for sex, but I never found out if the rumors were true, and didn't have enough sex myself to test the system."
Paul Kulchenko: The evolution of SOAP::LITE.
The Age: "A Melbourne man has patented the wheel."
Del Miller: "I felt that peculiar sort of discomfort one always feels whenever diseased marsupials approach."
Will Cate likes the 602 Office software suite.
Luke Tymowski on Windows 2000 magazine. "We got an office subscription, but most everyone continued to buy their own copies either because they were impatient waiting for the subscription copy to arrive or for their turn to read it. Now none of us read the magazine and we've let the office subscription lapse. Why?"
Non sequitur: What happened to freedom of the press?
Mary Jo Foley: "''My best revenge: I've outlasted a number of the Microsofties I've covered during my tenure (including at least one executive who tried to have me removed from my job)."
US News: "Sometimes it helps to have big enemies."
FYI, I've known Brett Glass for almost twenty years. He was a member of the LBBS community, which I ran out of my apartment in Menlo Park in the early 80s. He worked for me briefly at Living Videotext in the mid-80s. Even when he worked for me I never doubted that Brett spoke clearly about his beliefs. I wouldn't have had it any other way.
I can also vouch for the integrity of Rachel Parker, who appears in Brett's story. I worked with her many times in the 80s when she was an editor of Infoworld, and, as a vendor, always got fair treatment and was never concerned about her integrity.
What is it about Infoworld that they attracted such a high caliber of professionals, and what happened to change that? Here's a list of Infoworld alums off the top of my head. Stewart Alsop, John Dvorak, John Markoff, Jim Fawcette, Paul Freiberger, Denise Caruso, Laurie Flynn, Doug and Denise Green, Deborah Branscum, Michael Swaine, Scott Mace, Maggie Canon.
Another Ole and Lena joke. Lena has passed away. Ole calls the funeral home. "I need you to come and pick up my Lena. I live on Eucalyptus Street." "Would you spell that for us?" says the woman at the home. Silence. "Hello, are you there?" Ole says, "Ohhh never mind, I'll just drag her over to Oak Street and you can pick her up there."
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