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Looks like our Graham had too much strong cheese last night - he's having visions...

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The spectre of Bill came to us in a dream last night, announcing himself as the Ghost of Video Depositions Past. Clinking the CRTs he was condemned to drag behind him forever, he fixed us with a mad stare and told his story. "it was Neukom," he said, "Bill Neukom. He's the one who told me, 'say nothing Bill, tell 'em you can't remember. And take your time with the replies.'" But what happens? "That smart-ass DoJ lawyer David Boies is taking his time with the viewings." The Ghost of Depositions Past, who'd been getting ready to settle down with wife, kid and a book of baby names for the one that's on the way, can't go in his home without shuddering. "It's got these huge.., er, I can't remember..." We prompted him helpfully. "Screens?" "That's right, those things. One on every wall. Now Boies is going to show some more of those, er..." "Videos?" "Yes, those things. The things that show up on the other things." "If I'd known that the networks wanted me on prime time, I could have told those guys what a great job Microsoft was doing with the Windows 2000 and that those stories about needing a gigabyte of RAM to run NT, sorry 2000, were exaggerated. And why should I do a deal with Novell to use NDS, as Maritz and Allchin want? We'll just clone NDS in the next version if we can figure out how it works. But Neukom said keep NT out of this, we don't want the Feds messing with that too. After all, who'll give a damn about Windows 98 in 2001? When the users finally discover all the bugs we added to Windows 98, plus the few that were already there, they'll be demanding to get at Windows 2000." With that, the ghost clinked off. And seeing we were now wide awake, we had some more port and stilton. Tune in tomorrow for more visions... ®

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