Scripting News: Another JLG story.

A picture named minion.gifI’m discussing a project with my friend Jason Pontin at MIT Technology Review. He was lamenting how he has to go around his own people to get this done. That reminded me of a Jean-Louis Gassee story, the legendary former head of product at Apple in the late 80s.

Jason, you’re in good company.

In 1988, I had lunch with my friend Jean Louis-Gassee at Apple. He was in charge of products.

He wanted me to do a scripting language for the Mac.

I said “But Uncle Jean-Louis, you are head of the biggest greatest tech innovator in all the land, why don’t you just command your minions to create a scripting language for the Mac?”



About Dave Winer

Dave Winer, 54, pioneered the development of weblogs, syndication (RSS), podcasting, outlining, and web content management software; former contributing editor at Wired Magazine, research fellow at Harvard Law School, entrepreneur, and investor in web media companies. A native New Yorker, he received a Master's in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, a Bachelor's in Mathematics from Tulane University and currently lives in Berkeley, California.
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