[LINK] Spin warning: appropriated history

Chirgwin, Richard Richard.Chirgwin@informa.com.au
Mon, 3 Feb 2003 17:07:08 +1000


Linkers,

Noticed among the press releases in the inbox, "Microsoft Celebrates the
20th Anniversary of the Mouse".

In a nice bit of equivocation, the spinners blur the distinction between
"the mouse" and "the Microsoft mouse" (which is the thing that really
celebrates its 20th anniversary).

Question de jour: how many jejune youngsters will not know about Xerox PARC,
leading to how many variants of "20th anniversary of the mouse" headlines
tomorrow?

RC