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#12772 10/07/05 08:32 AM
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Ah, something that anti-Eisner Disney fans have been waiting for, for a long time. To think he was one of the major forces that revitalized Disney back in the 80's.

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Well, it was a combination of him and Skeletor. I mean... Katzenberg.

I wrote up some detailed thoughts on the whole thing in my blog. I'm pretty close to the animation industry, so this is something I've been waiting to see for a long time. How it actually turns out... well, that remains to be seen.

Somewhat off-topic, although it still has to do with movies, is another major battle that's going on.

There's a really good article at Businessweek about HD DVD vs. Blu-Ray .

A lot of what's in that article is going to affect any sort of video service that Apple is going to be able to provide.


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Go wilder! :pac: How about Disney buys Pixar outright and Jobs becomes CEO of Disney? And then Disney and Apple merge so they can compete with Sony in vertical content integration (as well as guaranteeing plenty of content for the vPod). And Steve Ballmer throws an entire table through the window. Ok, ok, I'll stop now.

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Wildly off-topic, but I very briefly met Steve Ballmer once, and he didn't really strike me as the kind of guy who'd throw a chair at someone. Maybe they'd told him to put on his best behaviour while he was at IEEE.

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I'm going to meet Steve Ballmer this morning, so I'll probably be better equipped to reply later on!

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Just keep your hands away from his face. That's a good way to lose a few fingers.


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Not a bad speaker really. He got hit with some fairly decent questions (Google, Open Source, TCPA, ...) and fielded them with skill.

I have to say I enjoyed his talk a great deal more than that given here a while back by Richard Stallman.

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Did someone delete my last post? Just curious as to why.

And about Ballmer... I've never been able to look at him the same way after seeing his dancing monkey videos... scary.

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I haven't deleted anything recently. I don't recall seeing a post from you since the one about the iMacs.


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Well, it was a bit late at night... and I am getting old... that's just weird. wink

Well to make a quick recap...

‚ΔΆ Nathan I agree with your take on the Disney situation... I hope it goes down that way and Disney and Pixar work it out and take over the world together. Apple, I mean Pixar can always use the additional clout. wink

‚ΔΆ Checked out your blog, and I must say that you are truly a very gifted and talented artist... I hope you find something to do with all of that skill, even if it isn't as a freelance artist (which I think you could make quite a living at and still keep your artistic soul wink )... or have you ever thought about teaching? Seems like a natural fit since you already seem entrenched in academia.

‚ΔΆ I think that was it, but I might have had a few snide comments that I thought were pretty damn funny... but probably weren't. wink

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