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A Visit from Jobs and Gates

Feedback I get from time to time is that my articles are “too technical”. Well it is after all a technology column; however, I am mindful that many business people appreciate plain English once in a while. So my approach is to keep it fairly technical throughout the year, then ease the throttle back for the Holidays.

This year’s December piece is presented in verse, with apologies to Clement Clarke Moore (and Henry Livingston, just in case).

‘Twas a late night last weekend, when all through the house
Just one thing was stirring: my infrared mouse.

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Apple Computer Users Love Their Machines

The other day I found a book laying around the house: 1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die. I can just picture the author taking his last Earthly gasp and uttering “Darn! I’m missing a couple of Tintorettos.”

Being neither an artist nor an academic might explain why I don’t own any books like that. It might also explain why I don’t own an Apple computer. At least that’s a theory I’ve been working on for some time, that Apple computers are made for artists and academics.

So I decided to set out to prove it or refute it, and here is what I found.

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