"Here are some gift ideas for the technology friends and family
in our lives. Some are cheap and some cost a fortune. Some are just
fantasies; some are more than possible. You be the judge.
"10. I'd like to give Larry Ellison another
appearance on Oprah to reprise his 'network computer' sales
pitch--the one that fell flat way back when but one that would fly
today. We all know that it's only a matter of time when thin
"9. I'd like to give the open source crowd some
tranquilizers; they need to relax a little. They're making slow but
steady progress--and influencing the field philosophically and
technically: you're doing fine; just remain calm and everything
will work out probably better than you think..."