All I Want for Christmas Is My New XP
In a quiet moment last week, the puss found himself pondering energy trader Enron's Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection filing. "Certainly this action hits home for the poor Houston Astros," mused the Mouser.In a quiet moment last week, the puss found himself pondering energy trader Enrons Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection filing. "Certainly this action hits home for the poor Houston Astros," mused the Mouser. Enron is only two seasons into a 30-year, $100 million deal to keep its name plastered on the National League ballclubs stadium. "Maybe a financially sound corporation will pick up the payments and add its moniker to the field," cackled the Kitty. "Cant you just see Jeff Bagwell cracking one out of Krispy Kreme Stadium?" El Gato heard grumbling from a Tabby tattler over optical networking equipment provider Tellabs proposed acquisition of Ocular Networks. Tellabs is planning to grab up its rival for about $300 million in cash and $55 million in stock options. But apparently, some Tellabs shareholders dont quite see the acquisition as a winning investment. The tattler also pointed the Kitty to some Internet message boards where various posters expressed wishes that Tellabs had used the cash for R&D, to pay dividends or to buy back shares instead.
His Hirsuteness loved a recent Gartner study that claims 25 million users are enrolled in Microsofts Passport system. But, according to the study, only about 7 million Passport users actually realize theyre using it and about 1 million have used it beyond Microsoft Web sites. The study predicts, however, that 40 million people will probably use a single ID service on at least three Web sites by 2003.