"The MGM press packet is careful not to name names. It's just
coincidence that Robbins is dressed to look like a familiar
billionaire CEO. Just coincidence that when the studios picked a
model for the sets that they "wanted to capture the look and feel
of the wired world on the campus of a powerhouse Pacific Northwest
software company." Hmmm. Which one would that be?
"What does Microsoft think about the new movie? "We deeply
resent this unfair personal attack," said Microsoft spokeswoman
Ginny Terzano, "against Steve Case."
"While Case, America Online's chief, could not be reached for
comment, apparently others in the software industry had some fun
with this movie too: Microsoft nemesis Scott McNealy, chief
executive of Sun Microsystems, appears in the film giving an award
to a software programmer. And Linus Torvalds, the creator of
Linux, the open-source code operating system, provided technical
advice. A major theme of the movie supports the largely
anti-Microsoft open-source code movement that Torvalds
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