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March 20, 1996

NEWS IN BRIEF

By CBR Staff Writer

David Packard, co-founder of Hewlett Packard Co, has been in Stanford University hospital since last Saturday, according to the San Jose Mercury News. 83 year old Packard retired in September 1993 and is now titled chairman emeritus.

Creepy insincerity from the world’s biggest cyber-geek, Marsha Johnston calls it as she relates that the editor of an electronic guide to Paris for Anglophones, David Applefield, sent an electronic request to Bill Gates that he speak on the merits of cyberspace for wider dissemination of literature to a conference of editors of literary journals from 50 countries and got an answer back in about 90 seconds, saying Thank you very much, David, for your thoughts. This is something I’ve been giving a lot of consideration of late. Sincerely, Bill; miffed, he sent another message saying Take a hike, turkey, to which the response was Thank you very much, David, for your thoughts. This is something I’ve been giving a…

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