> PEERING INTO FUTURE, ORACLE SIPS APPLE JUICE
> Oracle chief executive Larry Ellison said in an interview with the San
> Jose Mercury News that he is still thinking about buying Apple in
> order to "save" it, and has invited anyone with an opinion to send a
> message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This email address seems to be screaming, "Tim Byars write to me! Tim
Byars write to me!"
> Many industry analysts doubt Ellison's sincerity, however, and say
> that if he were serious about buying Apple he wouldn't be talking
> about it publicly.
Does the word DUH mean anything to many industry analysts?
> Apple CEO Gilbert F. Amelio calls Ellison's idea "nonsense." (New
> York times 28 Mar 97)
Wait, Gil says it's "nonsense"? Isn't that ValleyBoy talk for "we're in
> DOES NET PLAY ROLE IN CULT ACTIVITIES?
Duh. Of course it does.
> Although many Internet enthusiasts argue that the Internet isn't
> creating cults like Heaven's Gate, the group that committed mass
> suicide this past week in Southern California, others see a dark side
> to the Net.
Wait, why are cults the dark side? I thought the government was the
> University of Oregon psychologist Ray Hayman says: "Much of the stuff
> you find is nonsense,
There's that word again. Nonsense == We're in negotiations.
> but because it comes off the computer it has the mark of being
> credible." Paul Saffo of the Institute for the Future says: "The Web
> is a compelling new medium being put to all kinds of uses, by
> everyone from banks to Cub Scouts to flying saucer cults.
Banks and Cub Scouts and Flying Saucer Cults are not that different from
each other, structurally.
> That said, it can also be a powerful amplifier." (New York Times 28
> Mar 97) But the Internet has large numbers of defenders, one of whom
> says: "I hate to watch news people talk about the Net. . . .
It's great entertainment.
> One `expert' on CNN mentioned that cults often recruit on the Net
> because -- and I quote --`technical people are often more gullible and
> more trusting.'
I found out today that the word gullible can be used as a verb.
> ... We get portrayed in a crappy light.. . .
Yeah, and that fast film doesn't do our profiles much justice, either.
> This time it's a cult. Usually, it's that we're all child
> pornographers." (Washington Post 29 Mar 97)
Next time, we'll be portrayed as politicians... or worse, friends of
Rohit Khare... :)
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