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Wednesday, September 4, 2002

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Q&A With Steve Wozniak
by Macworld
Mention the name "Woz," and most Mac users will know exactly who you're talking about. After all, they've been enjoying the fruits of Steve Wozniak's labors for years.

On Platforms
by Ray Ozzie
In building platform businesses, there is no question as to whether Apple or Microsoft or IBM or Lotus or Sun or Novell will have conflict with their ecosystem - they will, at some point, to some degree.

802.11, .Mac, Backup — All Coming Together
by Derrick Story, O'Reilly Network
The individual technologies are not groundbreaking of themselves, but what I find interesting is that I can string these services together to fill a need.


Boston Woos Macworld
by Hiawatha Bray, Boston Globe
Boston convention officials will meet tomorrow with the head of IDG World Expo in an effort to bring the Macworld computer trade show back to the area in 2004.

Emagic Releases Logic Platinum For OS X, Sweetens Crossgrade Deal
by Harmony Central
This is accompanied by the simultaneous release of Mac OS X hardware drivers for Emagic's range of USB MIDI and audio interfaces.

Britannica Ships 2003 Ultimate Reference Suite
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral

Laptops As A Fourth 'R'
by Christian Science Monitor
Maine is doing a service for the nation by this bold experiment. Computers are becoming too common to be left out of classrooms.


Redmond's Prices May Cost Gates Dear
by Charles Haddad, BusinessWeek
Microsoft's costly software has seen PC makers turning to alternatives. The trend fosters innovation, which is a synonym for Mac.


Grading Jaguar
by Rob McNair-Huff, Mac Net Journal

Bluetooth Link For Apple
by Ivor Khong, Computer Times Singapore
Simple to install. Easy to use. This is how networking should be.

Apple's Jaguar Upgrade Is The Cat's Meow
by Bruce Schwartz, USA Today
If you're already running 10.1, judge it based on the new features. You could always wait for 10.3; it's sure to be better still.

Mac OS X: Look Who Else Is Switching
by Stephan Somogyi, ZDNet
Jaguar's Unix underpinnings have been given a much-needed refresh.


Wednesday, September 4, 2002
by Heng-Cheong Leong

Thinking in Tunes


Does it make more sense for Mac users who also have to dabble in the Windows world to buy the Windows version of iPod?

After all, iTunes is freely downloadable whereas the Apple-approved MusicMatch is not.


The quest for a good MP3 player on Windows to, at least, equal the usefulness and usability of iTunes continues for me. If you have any suggestions, please send them in.


I'm using WinAmp right now, and I have no idea how to create different playlists.


5 years ago - Doc Searls: The simple fact is that Apple always was Steve's company, even when he wasn't there.

DJ Adams: It used to be that peripherals Just Worked with Windows. Not any more.

Jeffrey Zeldman: Build a complex income tax structure filled with loopholes and you encourage citizens to cheat on their taxes. Swear to boost shareholder profits every quarter no matter what the economy is doing and you foster an environment where needed workers will be ìdownsized,î Research & Development will be stifled in favor of the short-term sure thing, and corporate heads will lie to protect their swimming pools.

How did businesess used to survive before e-mail?


MS Pushes New Tablet On Students
by Elisa Batista, Wired News
While Microsoft plans to target all consumers with the tablet, the company considers it ideal for school.

Microsoft: It's A TV, Not A PC
by Andy Patrizio, Wired News
The latest flavor of Windows XP turns an ordinary PC into a digital entertainment center.

Microsoft Consumers Can Join Class-Action Suit, Florida Judge Rules
by Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Issues of Microsoft's monopoly position, market definition and the alleged violation of state law "are ideally suited for classwide determination."

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