Disney is renovating the Spaceship Earth ride at Epcot Center and will include Steve Jobs (but not Steve Wozniak) in its animatronic depiction of the history of communications — but not Steve Wozniak, the pioneering hardware virtuoso who created the early Apple computers. Spaceship Earth — the ride in the giant silvery geodesic golf-ball at the gates of Epcot in Florida’s Walt Disney World — is undergoing one of its periodic rebootings, as Disney struggles to keep up to date with the future (and to convince the advertisers who underwrite every ride and pavilion in Epcot to continue to shell out for that new-ride-smell).
So that’s what a seat on the board of directors gets you…
A year after its launch, only 13 percent of businesses have adopted Vista, according to a survey of IT professionals.
Microsoft admits that the launch has not gone as well as the company would have liked. “Frankly, the world wasn’t 100 percent ready for Windows Vista,” corporate vice president Mike Sievert said in a recent interview at Microsoft’s partner conference in Denver.
I’m glad to hear it’s the world that is to blame for the lack of success with Vista.