Re: From MSNB--Jobs in the spotlight

Mark Baker (
Fri, 8 Aug 1997 09:13:18 -0400 (EDT)

On Thu, 7 Aug 1997, Ernest Prabhakar wrote:
> Umm, yeah, what cost? What exactly does Apple lose from this deal?

I wasn't thinking so much of Apple as I was the industry at large.
With all due respect to your (apparently temporary) employer, Apple's
been dead for some time. Now they're just zombie-puppets.

Jobs claims to be a Java supporter, yet I see only bad news for Java
coming out of this announcement.

> Am I missing something?

No. The cost I was referring to was the cost of bedding with Bill
and assisting in his attempt to leverage control of the desktop into
the control of everything else.

I don't agree with Adam's analysis completely; it's far from over.
But the pendulum took a big swing the other way with that announcement.
It'll be interesting to see how public opinion is affected, since that's
ultimately how the winner is decided.

Am *I* missing something? Is there any good news other than "Apple survives
a little while longer" in this announcement?

"Reconciliation should be accompanied by justice, otherwise it will not
last. While we all hope for peace it shouldn't be peace at any cost but
peace based on principle, on justice." - Corazon Aquino

(ok, maybe a bit strong - but the sentiment is applicable)


Mark Baker, Ottawa Ontario CANADA.                Java, CORBA, OpenDoc, Beans     

Too many dinosaurs, too few meteors - Seyma Atik