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SCO v. Novell Goes To the Jury 67 67

Excelcia writes "Closing arguments in the six and a bit year old slander of title case between SCO and Novell occurred today and the case is finally in the hands of the jury. It's been an interesting case, with SCO alternately claiming that the copyrights to UNIX did get transferred to them, and that the copyrights should have been transferred to them. 'Judge Ted Stewart said, after the jury left to begin to deliberate, that in all his years on the bench, he's never seen such fine lawyering as in this case.' We're not going to find out the results until at least Tuesday, however, as one juror is taking a long weekend. Great lawyering notwithstanding, we can all hope next week that the Energizer bunny of all spurious lawsuits will finally go away."

Timmy O'Riley By L. Hadron and the Colliders 62 62

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Comment 'IT' will only give way to some similar vague term (Score 1) 736 736

Before it was 'IT,' it was 'IS' (Information Systems), which had been called 'DS' (Data Systems), which previously had been referred to as 'DP' (Data Processing). For those outside the field, anyone working with IT (or whatever it's called this season) will be lumped in with the 'IT guys.' I've concluded that it's pointless (as well as futile) to expect everyone else to grasp the differences between the 'network guys', the 'database guys,' the 'programmer guys,' etc.

Top Ten Things Overheard At The ANSI C Draft Committee Meetings: (10) Sorry, but that's too useful.