Posts Tagged ‘Steve Jobs’

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

An Inescapable Loop Only A Restart Could Remedy

08 Jan

Protecting the Line

Protecting the Line


Date: Wed Jan 8, 1997 6:54:40 AM America/New_York

Thanks Karen, since the complete reinstall, some of my problems have been resolved, including a pesky "OUT OF MEMORY" error message, a highly ridiculous error message that even an Apple technician admitted was bogus since I have 80 megs installed, and would have none or a single application open when this message would appear and catch me in an inescapable loop only a restart could remedy. Seems RAMDOUBLER was one culprit. The 8500 box has been running much smoother since I turned off all Connectix extensions.

Meanwhile it seems quite a few 8500s freeze upon shutting down, or restarting from the menu bar. Not a major problem I admit, but certainly something which sticks in my craw since so much mula has been funneled into making sure I have the most perfect computer in the whole wide world. I love Macintosh and have been Macking since 1987, but Apple's recent OS and hardware troubles have certainly dried up some of my evangelista fervor in recent months. Of course I would not even consider the competition in the 20th century so addicted am I to the Macintosh way, but I hope Steven Jobs can help bring back the delight and the sanity of the earlier Macs, and the sooner the better.

In October I purchased both this 8500 and a 6400/200 Performa. In three days the Performa died a horrible death. Apple replaced the hardrive to no avail. Motherboard was next, but then they confessed parts were unavailable, so the dealer shipped another whole CPU, which after five weeks seems to be working splendidly.

Thanks for your input, Karen. You are right about needing a 8500-specific support group. I am slowly trying to build my first multimedia studio around the Mac, but Apple's literature is rather mute on solutions, while sky high on hype.



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