Pacific Connection(英語)

To Be or Not to Be

Last November, Be, Inc.--a California-based startup company headed by ex-Apple veteran Jean-Louis Gassee--announced a deal for its fledgling operating system. Power Computing Corp., the largest manufacturer of Macintosh clones, agreed to offer the BeOS as an alternative to the Mac OS. Under the deal, users booting up their machines get the choice of which operating system they want to run, thereby preserving Mac compatibility while having access to an operating system that claims to be faster and take better advantage of the PowerPC processors. The deal was struck amid what the two companies called "months of secret collaboration" and was announced at the Macworld Exposition, Boston.




Bart Eisenberg

Bart Eisenberg's articles on the trends and technologies of the American computer industry have appeared in Gijutsu-Hyoron publications since the late 1980s. He has covered and consulted for both startups and the major corporations that make up the Silicon Valley. A native of Los Angeles and a self-confessed gadget freak, he lives with his wife Susan in Marin County, north of San Francisco. When not there, he can sometimes be found hiking with a GPS in the Sierra, traveling in India, driving his Toyota subcompact down the California coast, or on the streets of New York and Tokyo.


1980年代後半より,『Software Design』や『Web Site Expert』などの雑誌に,アメリカのコンピュータ業界のトレンドと技術に関するレポートを執筆しています。シリコンバレーで,スタートアップ企業から大企業まで幅広い分野でコンサルタントを務めました。

ロサンゼルス生まれで,自称ガジェットフリークです.現在,妻のSusanとともに,サンフランシスコ北部のMarin County在住。また,SierraのGPSを携えてハイキングしたり,インドを旅したり,カリフォルニア海岸をドライブしたり,NYや東京の街中を歩いたりしています。