The wise knew the demise would be slow. Bill Gates gave newspapers another 50 years

JACKIE MASON SAYS: No parking on the Sabbath

Right now on Broadway, every show you see just happens to have started in England. New Yorkers are nauseous from jealousy, but fortunately it gives New Yorkers the perfect excuse to indulge their favourite pastime: telling you which show stinks. A New Yorker can't enjoy a show unless it stunk. When two of them meet, one will say to the other: "You know who stunk last night? I saw such a show ... oy did this stink!"

Outlook: Settle Bill, it's Microsoft's best option

IT MUST gall Bill Gates to watch the trust busters ganging up on a business that has got where it is by virtue of sheer brain power and commercial acumen and not through brute force and ruthless acquisitions. But he, along with everyone else concerned, must realise that the best way out of the Microsoft antitrust suit is a deal.

Monday Book: Nerd against the world


Network: What is Bill Gates up to?

The trial isn't over, but Microsoft seems to have its own plans.

Internet investment advice from beyond the grave

'You advise one man to enrich himself by making another bankrupt: isn't that sick and immoral?'

Education: Bring it all back home

School project work has a lot going for it as a teaching method, but it is also a font of parental cheating, rampant copying and a resourcing nightmare.

Snipes and sniggers at the house that Bill built

It has been a bad week for Microsoft. David Usborne reports from New York

Cybernetic Notes: Battle of the black and white hats

IT'S THE fashion nowadays to call programmers who confine themselves to writing code "white hats", and those who also enjoy breaking and entering, "black hats", as if the distinction was ever clearer than mud.

Stained windows show us the murky business of monopoly

Microsoft's tactics, say the US Department of Justice, represent the ultimate in dirty tricks

LETTER: Language lesson

Sir: You report (19 October) on the prospect of English replacing Korean in Korea in the next century. It is not likely to happen. In the 20th century, use of the Korean language and the scientifically designed Korean phonetic alphabet has been a sign of Korean nationalism.

Investment: Bid rumours prompt rethink on De La Rue

THERE'S NOTHING like a good bid rumour to give a bombed-out share price a lift. And when the supposed predator is the world's biggest company, investors are bound to prick up their ears.

Why is Bill Gates so scared of the Psion? deal scares Microsoft's guru

A BRITISH company - dwarfed by the size of the Microsoft Corporation - appears to have the world's richest man, Bill Gates, running scared.

Network: Doh! Egg on my interface

AS HOMER Simpson is my hero - we share a hairline and five o'clock shadow, even if my skin isn't yellow or my trousers blue - I would like to take this opportunity to say: Doh!

So, I buy my knickers at Bentalls

I REMEMBER once being told by an influential ( very married) MP - as, over the course of a single evening he offered me solace and sex following a painful divorce - that what he "enjoyed" about me was the that, unlike most people he mixed with, I seemed unaware of class.

Network: Witness for the prosecution

Netscape's Jim Barksdale will be first to testify in the Microsoft trial. He pleads his case to Mark Vernon
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