> STEVE JOBS WANTS APPLE TO DUMP THE NEWTON
> Apple founder Steve Jobs, who was forced out of the company by
> then-CEO John Sculley but who now serves as an advisor to current-CEO
> Gil Amelio,
Remember, he's not just an advisor of the company. He's also a client.
> says Apple ought to sell off its Newton technology used to produce
> handheld computers. Wearing worn jeans with patches, Jobs told a
> meeting of Apple developers that the company could manage two software
> projects at a time (Mac/OS and the next-generation "Rhapsody") but not
> three (those two plus the Newton operating system).
Why not have just a "Rhapsody CE" then? \me ducks...
> Instead of working on the handheld Newton, Jobs thinks that Apple
> should be developing stripped-down "network computers" that could be
> used by "mere mortals" as alternatives to PCs in accessing information
> and software from the Internet. (San Jose Mercury News 17 May 97)
I totally don't believe in NCs. Unless they cost only like 50 bucks.
And that isn't gonna happen.
Every once in a while, Edupage catches something amusing like...
> ON THE INTERNET, NOBODY KNOWS YOU'RE A WOMAN
> A court in Virginia has awarded $264,000 to a woman who married a
> "businessman dying of AIDS" she met over the Internet but whom the
> woman discovered -- four months after the wedding -- to be another
> woman. (Washington Post 17 May 97)
Four MONTHS after the wedding?
And, for Rohit, more on the munchkin front...
> VIDMODEM SENDS TWO-WAY TV OVER PHONE LINES
> Objective Communications Inc., based in Chantilly, Va., has patented a
> signal-processing technology called VidModem that can accommodate
> simultaneous two-way video, voice and data over the standard copper
> telephone lines already found in homes and businesses. VidModem
> transmits via an FM signal rather than the AM signals used to transmit
> most television program over the airwaves or via cable. The technique
> uses compression technology to squeeze the 24 MHz FM signal into the
> 20MHz bandwidth that the phone wires can handle. The company plans to
> start shipping a commercial system by the end of the year. (Business
> Week 19 May 97)
Of course, asynchronous technology is just gonna blow this stuff out of
the water, but for now it seems pretty cool.
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