Time sucks. Nice Jobs, Andreeeessssen...

I Find Karma (adam@cs.caltech.edu)
Tue, 13 Feb 96 01:18:06 PST

Cover story for Time magazine this week: The Golden Geeks.
"They invent. They start companies. And the stock market
has made them instantaires. Who are they? How do they live?
And what do they mean for America's future?"

So if you haven't seen it yet, who do you think time opted
to put on the cover?
1) A pensive, bespeckled sitting Steve Jobs in Rodan-like pose.
2) A barefoot, smug, yawning Marc A in neanderthal-like pose.

If you guessed B, then you not only realize that Time sucks,
but that it swallows, too.

The picture of Jobs ice skating with his daughter on page 44
if precious, though.

On a related note, stats from February 1996 Harper's Index:
* Ratio of Steven P. Jobs's average hourly earnings last year on the
day his firm's stock went public to Michael Milken's 1987 earnings: 1:1
* Ratio of Jobs's average hourly earnings on that day to the U.S.
minimum wage: 13,421,052:1

On an unrelated note, today I read (in one day) "Teach Yourself Java in
21 Days" by Lemay and Perkins, sams.net press. It is thus far the most
clueful Java book available, but that's not saying much. But I learned
some stuff, so for $30 at Barnes and Noble, it's a relative steal.

Also on an unrelated note, I'd like to put in a request for Rohit to
read David Foster Wallace's new 1079-page novel, "Infinite Jest", and
give us HIS opinion of it (and not the NYTimes book review opinion of
it, thankyouverymuch).

Back to the topic, there's a picture of Andreessen, his girlfriend, and
his dog on pages 42 and 43. If they weren't labeled as such, I'm not
sure I could identify which is which.

I think that's enough rant for now. Was that worth any kudos?