Movies have a way of transporting you from mundane reality.From: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: Monday, August 9, 2004 12:57 AM
To: eWEEK readers
Subject: Rocky horrors; Penguin to open Citi account? Novell on the move Back in Las Vegas to carry out his quest to ride at least once in every cab in the city, Spence, alas, spent most of his time holed up in the vast MGM Grand Hotel for this years edition of the SCO Forum event.
"If I sit through more video clips, Ill have to swap my tech journalist credentials for a movie critics," mused the Mouser. Included in this years SCO film festival was a feature linking CEO and President Darl McBride with the quintessential underdog, Rocky. It was the most tedious part of the entire sleep-inducing exercise. As Spence snoozed, he recalled a video at last years conference that portrayed McBride as a James Bond-like figure, fighting to rid the IT world of vast corporate evil. Yawn. In addition to the Rocky comparison, McBride this year screened a clip from "The Princess Bride," a platform for identifying himself with the character Wesley, who was given up for dead but returned to right wrongs. Referring to the pressure put on SCO by IBM "and its agents" as "unbelievable and brutal," McBride then rolled a clip of a man being stretched on a torture machine. But the most significant phrase of the conference, to the Katts sensitive ears, was McBrides repeated admission that the company might lose its lawsuits: "We may be wrong, but I doubt it," said the SCO CEO.