November 3rd, 1999
|[8:00 AM] Steve Jobs To Deliver Webcast Speech As Pixar CEO, QT Not To Be Used
Several Observer sent us notes they received from Charles Schwab about a webcast event to be held next week with Steve Jobs. Mr. Jobs, iCEO of Apple Computer, will be speaking in his other role as CEO of Pixar, the animation studio responsible for Toy Story and A Bugs' Life. The event is only open to Schwab account holders. It is also only available through RealPlayer as well, which is interesting considering the superior performance offered by Apple's QuickTime Streaming. An excerpt from the Schwab e-mail:
Participants can also submit questions for Mr. Jobs in advance of the event. You can find more information on getting an account with Charles Schwab at the company's wen site.
The Mac Observer Spin: It is doubtful that Mr. Jobs had any control over the streaming format being offered, but this would have been a nice opportunity to showcase QuickTime Streaming to an audience not necessarily dominated by Mac users.