The row between Hollywood and the computer industry breaks cover!
New York Times report
Michael D. Eisner, the Walt Disney Company chairman, told the Senate Commerce Committee on Feb. 28 that he was tired of being “finessed.” Citing leading technology companies including Apple Computer, Dell Computer, Microsoft and Intel, he suggested that they had failed to develop adequate protection for digital media because piracy helps sell computers.
That brought an angry retort from Andrew S. Grove, the chairman of Intel. “Is it the responsibility of the world at large to protect an industry whose business model is facing a strategic challenge?” he said in an interview. “Or is it up to the entertainment industry to adapt to a new technical reality and a new set of consumers who want to take advantage of it?”
Never thought I’d find myself in agreement with Andy Grove, but clearly there’s a first time for everything.