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[News] [Rival] Rich Steve Jobs Gets to Write His Own History

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Rich Steve Jobs Gets to Write His Own History
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2010 01:05:21 +0000
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Steve Jobs anoints official biographer

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| Steve Jobs has put himself on a par with 
| Albert Einstein and Benjamin Franklin in 
| anointing the man he would like to write his 
| official biography. Maybe.


Will the Official Steve Jobs Biography Tell All?


Jobs Is Said to Assist With Book on His Life 



The Gates Transition

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| In an interview with the BBC which is being widely linked, I recently
| said âclaims by Microsoft that people were buying their software because it
| was good are pretty self-serving.â The BBC didnât run the rest of what I said
| about Microsoftâs success, probably because they were looking to find someone
| to set up opposite Bill. Fine. These days we have blogs, so hereâs my
| unfiltered side of the story.
| [...]
| But it doesnât mean that the great Gates fortune was acquired in an entirely
| fair way or that Bill should be held up uncritically as a model of a
| successful businessman for doing so. To do so is to rewrite history and
| endorse a way of doing business which is harmful both to consumers and
| markets


The BBC, Gates and revisionism

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| What was appalling about the programme was the lack of any apparent
| preparation on the part of the interviewer, Fiona Bruce. Gates was able to
| paint a wonderful revisionist picture of the past and Ballmer actually got
| away with describing Microsoft as an ethical company.
| It is fitting that the BBC decided to feature Gates on its Money programme
| and not on its Technology programme; after all, Microsoft is first and
| foremost a marketing company. Technology comes a distant second.


Bill Gates and the importance of source code

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| I donât think the producers of the show realised the significance of this
| admission, since they quickly cut to another segment. Reading between the
| lines, Gates is essentially confessing that he would not have progressed had
| he and Paul Allen not found the source code. Without this knowledge, and
| without this opportunity to understand and experiment with how the internals
| of a computer worked, Gates and Allen would have been severely constrained in
| their ability to found a software company and develop products
| I would go so far as to say that Microsoft owes its very existence to this
| access to source code.
| To anyone with a passing familiarity to how things worked back then, this
| comes as no surprise. Source code was expected to be free, and this in turn
| nurtured a generation of computer hackers. But whereas Richard Stallman saw
| the amazing potential of this freedom and wanted to preserve it for all, Bill
| Gates appears to have perceived it as an advantage for himself that he must
| deny to others.


Beeb slammed for 'fawning' to Bill Gates

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| BBC viewers have flooded the corporation with complaints over how it
| covered the launch of Microsoft Vista earlier this week.
| In one cringingly servile interview worthy of Uriah Heep, the
| Beeb's news presenter Hugh Edwards even thanked Gates at the
| end of it, presumably in appreciation at being allowed to give
| the Vole vast coverage for free.
| In other TV news items presenters excitedly explained how Vistac
| ould be obtained and installed - details courtesy of the BBC's
| website.
| But British viewers, currently forced to pay a Â131.50 licence
| fee to maintain the BBC's "impartiality", were less than impressed.
| Scores got in touch to complain that so much was Auntie up Bill's
| bum that you could barely see her corset.



BBC Corrupted

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| Today the BBC made it official -- they have been corrupted by Microsoft. With
| today's launch of the iPlayer, the BBC Trust has failed in its most basic of
| duties and handed over to Microsoft sole control of the on-line distribution
| of BBC programming. From today, you will need to own a Microsoft operating
| system to view BBC programming on the web. This is akin to saying you must
| own a Sony TV set to watch BBC TV. And you must accept the Digital
| Restrictions Management (DRM) that the iPlayer imposes. You simply cannot be
| allowed to be in control of your computer according to the BBC.

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