Look Whos Talking: March 19, 2001
What inspired a cover story on Apple Computer? It started when one of our curious editors, Suzanne Deffree, asked me whether Mac OS X would impact our readers.What inspired a cover story on Apple Computer? It started when one of our curious editors, Suzanne Deffree, asked me whether Mac OS X would impact our readers. I strongly doubted it, but checked in with some of our Advisory Panel members. Their reaction was interesting. Most panel members arent Apple partners, and they dont want to sell, service or support Macintoshes. However, many of our panel members need to partner with Apples existing allies, especially as Mac OS X moves into vertical-market niches like health care or creative design. As one panel member told me, "Give me one big Apple feature per year. Let me know what Steve Jobs is doing and where Apple is going. Give me the big picture, and skip the bits-and-bytes product reviews." We think weve done that with this weeks cover package. Let me know if you agree.
> Novell chairman and CEO Eric Schmidt knows how to make an entrance. But he needs to polish his exit strategy. As part of Novells move to buy Cambridge Technology Partners, Schmidt is stepping down as CEO (hell remain chairman). Novell buried the CEO change in the fifth paragraph of last weeks press release. Many news outlets didnt spot that important piece of information. Shame on these so-called journalistsand shame on Novell for deciding to bury a big executive change.