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Boston Globe: Blunders and brilliance

Dec 31, 1998, 20:46 (0 Talkback[s])

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"'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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