How Life Should Be: Using Gates Money to Learn Mac
Although the messed-up Mouser's memories of grade school consist mainly of his teachers using his noggin as a blackboard eraser, he can still see the value in Maine's plan to distribute 36,000 iBooks throughout its public school system over the next two yAlthough the messed-up Mousers memories of grade school consist mainly of his teachers using his noggin as a blackboard eraser, he can still see the value in Maines plan to distribute 36,000 iBooks throughout its public school system over the next two years. The Apple laptops are slated to be handed to every 7th and 8th grader in the state. Of course, Spencer couldnt help chuckling at the divine irony of Gov. Angus Kings statements that Maines schoolteachers will receive excellent Mac training thanks to a million-dollar grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. "Me-ouch," moaned the Mouser. "Thats like Ford paying people to learn to drive VWs." As Peregrine Systems attempts to restate its financial reports for the last three years, the Kitty heard whispers that the software company also might be up for sale. A Katt crony claimed that BMC Software could be a likely suitor. The friend of the Furry One speculated that the company could spin off its Remedy division. Peregrine acquired Remedy in August of last year and has been letting the group operate as an independent unit since May.
Peregrine acquired Tivolis Service Desk product suite last year for $105 million in cash and stock. At the end of last month, Peregrine announced that it had been delisted by Nasdaq because it had not been filing periodic reports with the SEC.