In honor of the new Steve Jobs movie, here’s a spot-on Microsoft parody, called “Gates.”
We’d always go for walks. And the walks just kept getting shorter. Until near the end we’d … kind of walk around the block or maybe—maybe four blocks, something like that. And you just watched him getting weaker. And this is the strongest guy I knew. This was absolutely the strongest, most willful person I have ever met.Oracle founder and CEO Larry Ellison • Discussing the last days of his close friend Steve Jobs, who he once lived nextdoor to. Ellison said Jobs made the decision to cut off his medication. ”He was just tired of fighting, tired of the pain,” he explained. “And he decided, shocked Lorraine, shocked everybody that the medication was gonna stop. He just pulled off the meds, I think on a Saturday or a Sunday. And by the following Wednesday, he was gone.”
None of the publishers nor Apple have expressed any remorse. … They are, in a word, unrepentant.U.S. District Judge Denise Cote • Discussing Apple’s actions regarding its e-book price-fixing case, which they recently lost. The company could find itself facing some extremely tough sanctions on its business activities—the Department of Justice has proposed ending their agreements with publishers, forcing them to link to other companies in its app store for the next five years and limiting their ability to take part in contracts in any content industry that limit price choice for consumers. Despite her statement above, Cote says that she hopes to limit the actions taken against Apple to limit the intervention taken by the federal government into the e-book market.