Katt Considers Clintons Leftovers
El gato was amused when he heard that the National Archives and Records Administration was in a quandary over how to store the millions of electronic files produced by the departing Clinton administration.El gato was amused when he heard that the National Archives and Records Administration was in a quandary over how to store the millions of electronic files produced by the departing Clinton administration. The Maryland-based archive is apparently better-suited to dealing with old filing cabinets than figuring out how to store the electronic documents, which include more than 40 million e-mail messages that the White House produced over the past eight years. "It would probably take IBMs Deep Blue just to store all of Clintons blue material alone," cackled the Kitty. A Katt crony alerted the Furball to a rumor that Borland/Inprise will release its Delphi-for-Linux development tool, called Kylix, on Jan. 31 at LinuxWorld Expo in New York. This rumor is possibly responsible for the 35 percent bump in the companys stock recently. (As of this week, Inprise will be known as Borland Software Corp., and its NASDAQ ticker symbol will change from INPR to BORL.) The product supposedly will allow the port of hundreds, if not thousands, of Delphi Windows desktop applications to Linux.
The Furry One was curious when he heard that Google.com, his Hirsuteness favorite search engine, had decided to drop its affiliate program. The effort, which offered 3 cents per search to sites that carried a Google search box, seemed promising when it was initially launched. A spokeswoman for the company said the program was shelved to allow Google to focus on its search services, licensing and profitability.