October 2, 2000

BeOS and missed opportunities

Author: JT Smith

"I've been following the BeOS for about a year; I'm a serious fan and hardcore advocate. I sense an opportunity. I audaciously email Jean-Louis Gassee, CEO of Be, Inc., to take him to task for his "peaceful co-existence" stance on Microsoft. Let's face it, the minute MS sensed a challenge from Be, Inc. and its incredible OS, it would call out the dogs with a vengeance. Incredibly, JLG responds and is impressed with my reasoning. Emboldened, I email JLG an offer... let me pitch my idea for putting BeOS on the map. Even more incredibly, he AGREES. The following is my proposition to JLG..." -Kelly McNeill
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