Re: NetAction Alert: Don't Be Soft On Microsoft. :)

I Find Karma (
Tue, 13 May 97 13:23:50 PDT

> Gates has always said that's his plan as well, and he has made a few
> charitable donations already. Why not give him the benefit of the doubt?

Are you counting the building he gave to Stanford as a charitable

> Particularly when there are so many *better* reasons to loathe him...

Such as his haircut? Nice 'do. More like a 'don't.

In an unrelated note, I flip open the May 19, 1997 Time magazine -- the
one with Spielberg on the cover -- and on page 68 second column last
paragraph is a quote from Rohit Khare!!


"[Tim Berners-Lee] is both British and the life of the party, and that's
not a contradiction," says Rohit Khare, who recently left the Web
consortium. "He can be the life of the party without making the party
about him."


Hmmm. Raises two questions:
1. How long did the reporter have to listen to Rohit to get that sound
bite? 30 minutes? An hour? :)
2. I wonder if, ten years from now when Rohit is famous and glorious,
if Tim will be quoted by Time as saying pretty much the same thing about
Rohit. Well, except for the "without making the party about him" part. :)


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other test. If a machine produces tranquillity it's right. If it
disturbs you it's wrong until either the machine or your mind is
changes. The test of a machine's always your own mind, there isn't any
other test.
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