July 20, 1998 NEXT HOTSHEET: August 3, 1998  



by Curtis C. Chen

01 STEVE JOBS He couldn't get into MacWorld without a security pass. He even tried to bribe the guard with some Apple stock.

02 TREK-O-RAMA It's a vicious cycle... buy Trek merchandise and you get the chance to buy more Trek merchandise! When will the madness stop?

03 ALEXANDER NEVSKY You've seen the movie... now buy the seasoning set!

04 UNIX A California license plate emblazoned with the letters "UNIX" was recently auctioned to John Mashey for $6,000, all of which goes to the Usenix "charity". (Which isn't to say there aren't many other UNIX and LINUX all over the United States.)

05 DES "The unknown message is: It's time for those 128-, 192-, and 256-bit keys." -- EFF's DES Cracker

06 ROUGH CUT SCREENPLAY CHALLENGE Think you can write better than those Hollywood hacks? Prove it.

07 OPERA Minneapolis police plan to blast opera music to disperse bar crowds after closing. If that doesn't work, they'll try Barbra Streisand and Kenny G.

08 THE PRESIDENTIAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING AND COMMUNICATIONS (HPCC), INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT), AND THE NEXT GENERATION INTERNET (NGI) The federal government really likes descriptive monikers. Besides, it's a hell of a lot better than "The Kennedy-Joy Committee".

09 SEX WITH CINDY CRAWFORD Coming this fall on ABC. Disney is planning tie-in promotions with McDonald's and bianca's Smut Shack.

10 THE OFFICER NEXT DOOR Your tax dollars at work, day and night.


* with apologies to Jim Mullen

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