October 9th, 2000

There are lots of great articles, and some really bad ones, on the Internet. Though we link to all of them at MacOS News Around The Web, some of them deserve special mention here. Most of what we will mention within these pages will be among the best, but on occasion we will talk about articles that are so bad or so wrong we just have to say something. Consider them mini-editorials on our part about things we think you might also be interested in.

Best [1:00 PM] Mac Night Owl - Apple And The Cult Of Personality
What is it about Steve Jobs that makes peopleis heads spin? After hearing how he has saved Apple and is the second coming for the last two years, one announcement has knocked him back to earth with a force rarely seen. Love him or hate him (and we love him, BTW), Jobs gets to people. This article examines that very phenomenon. Our favorite quote from the article:

On the other hand, Steve Jobs is one of the few truly distinctive personalities in the business world. Thus he gets the show business treatment, his every move carefully scrutinized by the press. We hear about a daughter born out wedlock (as if thatis really very strange in this day and age) and we hear about his alleged romantic relationships over the years with one woman or another, his temper tantrums and other elements that indicate that, if everything said about him were true, heis definitely one of the more interesting characters in Silicon Valley.

When OS X and the G4 PowerBook are released, he will again be a hero. Sports fans are rarely this fickle. Reviewer - Kyle DiAddario

Best [1:00 PM] Upside Today - Wireless Goes The Last Mile
It is only a matter of time, and not a long time at that, before high speed wireless Internet connections are the standard and not the exception. AirPort offers a tantalizing glimpse of the wireless future, and this article talks about the direction the market is heading. Our favorite quote from this piece:

The projection still startles. Nokia calculates that globally, by the end of 2003, mobile devices will surpass fixed-line desktop computers as a means of connecting to the Internet. "Mobile devices," of course, refer to everything from cell phones to PalmPilots. But less noticed are wireless technologies whose roles in defining the next-generation Internet could be equally dramatic. about ready to upgrade to current technology. For $1,200 or so, a lot of us would find a way to swing it.

The true definition of Internet Everywhere. Reviewer - Kyle DiAddario

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