Boston Globe: Blunders and brilliance

“‘Journalism is the first rough draft of history.’ But we
technology journalists write up the first rough draft of prophecy.
We wander in a wilderness of books, trade magazines, and Web pages,
listening for voices to guide us and our readers down the True Path
toward the Next Big Thing.”

“Once in a while, I hit the bull’s-eye. Back in February, I
began singing the praises of the free Linux operating system as an
alternative to Microsoft Windows. I even suggested that embattled
browser-maker Netscape Communications Corp. do a deal with a Linux
distributor to hit Microsoft where it hurts.”

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