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3rd November 2004, 07:31 AM
Jean-Louis Gassée, former President of Apple Products and Be CEO has been named Chairman of the PalmSource board.
http://www.palmsource.com/press/2004/110104_board.html

Jean-Louis has always had great ideas and been direct in letting people know about them.
He's one of the few people in a high posisition to tell it like it is (http://lists.essential.org/info-policy-notes/msg00005.html) with Windows licencing.

He's also had some excellent quotes about Apple during his time there:
"We don't want to castrate our computers to make them inexpensive. We make Honads, we don't make Yugos." - About the Mac SE/30's RRP of US$4,369 back in 1989.

"One of the deep mysteries to me is our logo, the symbol of lust and knowledge, bitten into, all crossed with the colours of the rainbow in the wrong order. You couldn't dream of a more appropriate logo: lust, knowledge, hope and anarchy."

"Many people have said that the home computer will be the death of camaraderie at the office... Folling that argument to it's conclusion, you might just as well say that masturbation should take the market away from sex."

"Right now the job is so difficult, it would require a bisexual, blond Japanese who is 25 years old and has 15 years experience!" - describing the ideal Apple CEO in '97

I wonder what he'll be upto over at Palm? :)