Posts Tagged ‘Orrin Hatch’

Questioning US Senate Judiciary Committee's Hatch

25 Feb


Birds Of A Weather


Date: Wed Feb 25, 1998 2:58:24 PM
Re: U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT)

Dear Senator, it has come to my attention that you will be overseeing the committee which has requested testimony on the state of current and near future Internet technologies. My source has noted that you have asked Bill Gates, Scott McNealy, and Jim Barksdale to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on March 3. As a professional Internet consultant and part of the Internet community at large I feel urged by a sense of fairness and completeness to point out that your omission of Apple Computer's Steven Jobs is an oversight you may still have time to rectify.

Mr. Jobs is one of the earliest visionaries of the personal computer and the graphical user interface which has helped push the Internet to the public forum that it is today. His insights and testimony before the Committee should rate high by any standards, particularly in light of the ISO's adoption of Apple's QuickTime multimedia standards.

I realize that time constraints and other issues have been considered, but as head of the world's third largest computer manufacturer, and in my humble opinion, the most user-friendly operating system bar none, it seems a shame that Mr. Jobs has been overlooked in your attention to details.


Gabriel Thy
Creative Director
Graphic Solutions Ink Systems

Date: Tue, 3 Mar 1998 13:11:39 -0500
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To: Gabriel Thy
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Dear Friend:

Thank you for your recent Internet e-mail message to my office. Please
accept this response as an indication that I have received your message
and will note your comments.

Unfortunately, due to time and resource limitations, I am unable to reply
to your message by e-mail. Those seeking information or asking questions
who are Utah constituents and who have included a complete postal address
in their message will receive a reply via U.S. Mail as soon as possible.

If you did not include a postal address in your initial
email and you would like a response from me, please _resend_
your _complete_, _original_ _message_ along with your Utah

Again, I appreciate hearing from you. Please continue to keep me informed
on issues of importance to you.


Orrin G. Hatch
United States Senator


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