Monday’s Missive

It’s the evening news today.
What if they held a MacWorld Expo and Apple didn’t come?

Inventor of the Kodak camera, George Eastman was born on this day in 1854. Botanist George Washington Carver was born in 1864. Bucky Fuller in 1895. The first free flight test of the Space Shuttle Enterprise occurred in 1977.

  1. Microsoft says Service Pack 2 – the long awaited security update to Windows XP – won’t go to manufacture until August.

  2. According to Infoworld, Microsoft’s MSN Messenger and Word are also vulnerable to the shell: exploit that bit Mozilla last week.
  3. Apple broke 100,000,000 songs sold on its iTunes Music Store at 10:26p Pacific on Sunday night. The 100 millionth customer was Kevin Britten, 20, of Hays, Kansas. He downloaded the 100-millionth song Sunday “Somersault (Dangermouse remix)” by Zero7. He gets a Powerbook, an iPod, and 10,000 more songs. Nice.
  4. Two California citizens are suing Diebold asking for the state’s money back for faulty electronic voting machines. The machines have been barred from future state elections, but there’s some concern about tampering in the spring primary. If they win the suit, the pair stand to collect 30% under California’s whistle blower law.
  5. Google is going on NASDAQ. No word on a ticker symbol yet; Gillette has G but GOO is still available.
  6. So the question is, was the Microsoft employee who hacked into AltaVista to steal their spidering code free-lancing or following orders from Redmond? As usual, the Chairman disavows any knowledge of his actions.

Listen in tomorrow at 6:45a Pacific for my weekly news commentary on KGO 810 AM in San Francisco.

18 Replies to “Monday’s Missive”

  1. Leo, we (the viewers) are in G4TechTv Hell. Please help cast out the demons of stupidity from the airways and help us US loyal fans from this unjust punishment of very bad TV. I check everyday to see maybe a miracle will happen…
    Not a Happy Camper!

  2. Wow, I wonder what Microsoft would give sombody for the 100 mil cutomer to their music store? They would probobly get a free copy of Minesweeper.

  3. Those were some nice prizes that guy got…and Google is hitting NASDAQ? Thats a big step. I agree on GUGL.

  4. Yeah…Microsoft says August for Service Pack 2, then it will be September, and then Novemeber. They’ll really just release it in time for the holidays. I mean, how long has Microsoft been talking about SP2, but it never seems any closer to being available. Sure, I guess they might fix some bugs by pushing the date back; however, there will probably be just as many more problems too! Personally, I think they just decided to add more of their .net stuff in the next step for World Domination.
    Jerms

  5. I agree. I don’t enjoy watching 21 hours of different versions of shows on gameing and 1 hour for cartoons. I do enjoy the 1 hour of the Screen Savers and Xplay which is all I watch now. The Screen Savers was better with Leo, but Patric & Kevin are doing a good job.

  6. I agree. I don’t enjoy watching 21 hours of different versions of shows on gameing and 1 hour for cartoons. I do enjoy the 1 hour of the Screen Savers and Xplay which is all I watch now. The Screen Savers was better with Leo, but Patric & Kevin are doing a good job.

  7. I don’t hate G4 TechTV. Now I don’t have to worry about watching that channel (with the exception of Screen Savers), which frees up my time for other things. All in all, I wish them luck (because, with the loss of the viewer core – they will need it). And, if it sinks, no real loss, right?

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