Update: An enterprising reader has pointed out to me that you can order the Episode 1 poster(single-sided) for less than $20 from the Official Star Wars fan club. They can be reached at 1.800.truefan. Thanks for the heads up Eric!!
It’s a shortened week so I won’t have too much time for updating, but I will try to get something up every day.
AOL-Netscape deal close is an SJ Mercury article on the impending acquisition of netscape by AOL and Sun Microsystems. Am I the only one who sees this as a bad idea? Partnering would be a good idea, but I’m convinced that this is akin to Pepsi owning Pizza Hut. Other ISP’s aren’t going to want to fund their competitor’s expansion. The offshoot of it will be that Netscape’s browser will lose marketshare.
They would have to fundamentally change their strategy because, right now, everything is leveraged off of that browser marketshare. Sun owning server software that runs on Windows NT might not be the best idea in the world either. I sonehow think that they will improve the Solaris version of Enterprise server before the NT version. As you can see, I am very skeptical of this deal. I’m not convinced that its a good thing for anyone in the long run.