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10 People Who Don’t Matter

Business 2.0 just published their list of 50 people who matter. You can read through the list here. Steve Jobs comes in at number 5.

They also published their list of 10 people who do not matter here. First on the list? Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft.

From the Business 2.0 website:

Let’s face it: The head of the world’s biggest software company is a lame duck. Sure, Microsoft’s board still backs Ballmer as CEO, and he still has a core of loyal executives within the company. But with longtime partner Bill Gates stepping away from his day-to-day role to focus on saving the world, and Ray Ozzie playing the role of resident visionary, the CEO job just won’t be as much fun. And with employees and investors still in a froth over the company’s low share price, it will be increasingly tempting for Ballmer to follow Bill’s lead, and make boosting the shares someone else’s problem.

Mac Attack

The household is now almost complete. The dark side has lost its grip on all my family save my youngest child.

I picked up a fully loaded Macbook Pro for my oldest son last Friday. This was his machine of choice for university.

He thinks it is the coolest machine out there.

MacBook Pro


So the story goes. George Harrison of the Beatles spotted an ad for Apple Computer in a British magazine in 1980. He felt there was potential for trademark conflict with Apple Corps. Apple Corps was set up by The Beatles in 1968 to release their songs and manage their creative affairs.

Apple Computer started in a California garage in 1977.

The first battle was fought as the two companies tried to reach an agreement about their respective names. The two firms reached an agreement on their use of the Apple trademark in 1981. Under the terms of the agreement, Apple Computer would use its name and logo only in the computer business and The Beatles’ company would use it in the field of entertainment.

Apple Computer introduced MIDI capabilities in 1988. Apple Corps saw an opportunity to gain money through litigation and began court proceedings in 1989.

After more than two years in court, the two firms reached a settlement rumoured at around $30 million USD. Things stayed quiet for a while until Apple Computer launched iTunes in 2003. By starting iTunes, Apple Corps claimed that Apple Computer had entered the entertainment business and breached their trademark agreement.

So off to court they went. And, for now, Apple Computer has won. All I am saying, is give peace a chance.
Apple Corps

Get a Mac

If you have not seen these ads, follow the link and give them a look. They are really quite well done.

Get a Mac

Mac Terrorists

Bill Vass, the current CIO for Sun Microsystems, was describing Sun’s technology environment at a conference. Sun has roughly 36,000 desktops running on open source Java Desktop System: 33,000 of them on Open Source Solaris and 3,000 on Linux SuSe. Surprisingly enough, Sun has about 6,000 Windows desktops which they are actively looking to migrate.

Sun also has 1,600 Mac OS X desktops.

“Those Mac folks are like Al-Qaeda.” he said. “You just don’t touch their world.”

Moral of the story? Sun is not afraid to migrate Windows users. Mac users, on the other hand, are not to be touched.

Boot Camp

Apple recently announced boot camp. This will allow an Intel-based Mac to dual boot either to OS X or Windows XP.

Of course, Mac users will need to get used to something new in the Windows XP world. The Blue Screen of Death. Here is one on the iMac.

Isn’t it great to have a choice?



I found the most stunning spot in Las Vegas. I took a couple of pictures for you to enjoy as well.

Apple Store 1

Apple Store 2

Steve’s Outfit

The cult of Mac requires the outfit of Steve. Thankfully there is a website that can help here.


Steve's Outfit