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Tuesday, November 27, 2001

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Apple Shares Hit $20 Mark
by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK
Apple's stock crossed the $20 mark in yesterday's trading, closing at $21.37.


Apple Hopes Stores Lure New Faces, Please Fans
by Union-Tribune
Apple coming to town — whoa. It seems like manna from Cupertino.

Apple Risks Fresh Microsoft Feud
by BBC News

Hard-Drive Makers Want To Pick Up Speed
by Stephen Shankland, ZDNet
Compaq, IBM,and the biggest hard drive manufacturers hav ebegun a programt o revamp high-end disk drives with the same technology being brought to lower-end models.

The Dreamlike Animation Of "Waking Life"
by Nancy Eaton, Apple
The use of Apple technology allowed Richard Linklater to make the first ever independent feature-length animated movie for the same cost as a typical independent film.

DVD PCs — Eenie, Meenie, Minie, Moe
by Joe Wilcox, ZDNet
Amateur moviemakers are suddenly faced with too much of a good thing.

Latest From Apple At eWorld
by The Star
Apple Computer Systems (M) Sdn Bhd is planning to spice up eWorld 2001 by hosting seminars and technology showcases.

iPod Leads The Pack
by Steven S. Woo, Des Moines Register
Mediafour plans to release a demo before Christmas.

Apple Shares Hit $20 Mark
by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK
Apple's stock crossed the $20 mark in yesterday's trading, closing at $21.37.


Hooked By Apple Engineering
by Eric McCann, Low End Mac
I'm hooked. Thank you, Apple.


Why The New PowerBook G4 Is A Major Fashion Victim
by Stephan Somogyi, ZDNet
TiBook Rev B offers many small improvements over the first iteration, but it still doesn't have the right balance of utility and finesse that the iBook does.

MP3 The Next Generation
by Steven S. Woo, Des Moines Register
Elite models can fit thousands of songs in a palm of the listen's hand.

Apple Turns In A Pair Of Winners For The Holiday Season
by Scott McPherson, Tallahassee Democrat
There are some extremely cool gadgets out this holiday season.


Tuesday, November 27, 2001
by Heng-Cheong Leong

Jobs Jobs Jobs

We need a better way to match people with jobs. And is not the answer.

The majority of our life is spent working — day in, day out, until we expire. One would think somebody would have invented (and patented) a good way to match people and jobs. But, no. Finding a right job is still, for most people, a tedious and luck-dependant process. And vice versa.

To me, I find it interesting to work and learn different things in my career, always able to wake up each morning and say, "I totally don't know a single thing about such and such, and I better do some learning today." But, one would also need to work on more and more challenging problems, more in-depth, more difficult, where your previous experience and learning play a great role in performing in a job.

And these two things, it seems, doesn't co-exist easily within one single job.

I envy Richard Feynman.


Dell Campaign Reaches Most Internet Users
by Philip Buxton,
More than six million people in Britain were exposed to Dell Computers' online advertising campaign in October 2001.

Educators To Oppose Microsoft's Deal
by Allison Linn, Associated Press
The proposal will further Microsoft's competitive advantage in schools while doing little to meet the poorest schools' extensive needs.

Microsoft $1bn Schools Offer 'Would Inflict Great Harm'
by Matt Loney, ZDNet UK
The Computer and Communications Industry Association says it is tantamount to judicially sanctioned predatory pricing.

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