It must be hard for some people to work out which they hate the most: Steve Jobs and Apple or Bill Gates and Microsoft.
Bill Gates made the early running in terms of his fall from grace: it seems that the nerdy youth of today will do almost anything to avoid Microsoft, which has made the transition from young upstart (it started way after Apple) to international monolith. So Apple became the favoured underdog, with its cool minimalistic design ethos inspired by Steve Jobs.
Then Steve Jobs died, and people started dishing out the dirt. It seems that he was a complete shit, trying to Continue reading
The clerk at my chambers – Jane Alexander – has been one of those over the years trying to secure the release of a young man wrongly convicted of murder, and has finally succeeded. She writes:
Justice has finally been served – Ryan Ferguson from Missouri, USA, has been freed from prison after serving 9½ years for a murder he had nothing to do with. The story is rife with corruption and misconduct; his conviction was unanimously vacated after the Court found that the prosecutor (now a Judge) withheld crucial exculpatory evidence during his 2005 trial. Ryan was sentenced to 40 years in prison for the murder. It has taken more than 10 appeals for a Court to finally see sense and have the courage to right this wrong! Continue reading