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SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER A irilnm (l lltr San SumUy t.iiilii- I I'lmiluilr SMITH from B-5 Yes, you have. That'll happen as a result of this trial. I feel Bill Gates has already moved on through this ideal. At a personal level, he has grown up and made some significant shifts in recent years. It's probably a combination of PR genius and his heart, but he is giving a lot back now.
I don't know him, but he gets criticized a lot maybe too much. Yes, he has gotten away with less than admirable business practices, but he had lots of cooperation in doing that. We talked about Jobs and Gates. How about (Oracle CEO)' Larry Ellison? He announced that he is reforming the Network Computing Inc. (NCI) to sell $199 computers to the masses last week.
The NC failed before. Will it fail again? No. The problem before was timing. This idea was always a brilliant one, and only now is the market ready for it. Computers need to be more cost-effective and friendly, and Larry's new company will be right in there.
How will Mark Andreessen's new company do? Is he just a one-hit wonder? No, but his next hit will take a lot longer than the first one. He'd better be patient. Who will be the big holiday winner this year? Etoys. You hear about all their competition (from KB Toys, Toys Us), but this holiday season will tell the real story for Etoys, and Etoys shareholders will like that story. What about the Y2K problem? From about the middle of November on, there will be a growing panic regarding Y2K.
People will start stockpiling, and there will be more home break-ins in the month of December than any other month in history as a result. Devious minds will know that people are hiding cash in their homes. A word to the wise: Don't even think about hiding money in your car trunk. But there will be tons of panic. The general public will begin to become aware that no one really knows what will happen.
What will happen? I don't want to contribute to the panic with predictions here. The problem will be much more serious in Europe especially Eastern Europe than it will be here. I don't see any kind of major disruptions in the U.S. Gina Smith meets the Silicon psychic That figures, but how will the settlement look? There will be an incredible amount of backroom mediation, and the end-result settlement will come from behind closed doors, definitely. I have told you for the last two years that Microsoft will split into at least two companies, then into four.
Gina Smith is a serious business reporter on every day but Halloween. She co-hosts CNETNews.Com, a TV show that airs every Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. on CNBC. Got a question? E-mail it toginacnet.com. B-8 Snlav, OdoUr 31.
1999 fif a I rwi If -l i fmMmwm Sf Northern rllfllS 7A HI II () HP 1 mi LEASE EXPIRES FAMOUS SAN FRANCISCO RESTAURANT 347 GEARY STREET, SAN FRANUIbUU, UA TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2 11:00 AM a rib iciiinTur in UAUncAUV HI FT BAB JC BACK BAR WITH Dear Readers, No one doubts thai we live in a wonderful part of the world for art, antiques, collectibles, and museums. (If you can, try to get to the San Francisco Fall Antique Show at Fort Mason. This annual event, a benefit for Enterprise for High School Students, closes today). A quick check in this paper's "Pink section" any week outlines lectures, gallery BRISS FOOT RAIL II I) SUSS DOOR BACK, ORNATE COLUMNS, LEADED GLASS ARCHES I BEVELID MIRRORS (16) MAHOGANY BARSTOIXSWLEATHER SEATS (50) MAHW SETTEES TABLES ANTIQUE HUTCHES, BREAKFBONTS COUNTERS BRASS WA LI COT HACKS ffl iFMMHB MATTED ART WORK, MANY SIGNED NUMBERED LA PAVONI 2-GROUP ESPRESSO MACH. SQUIRREL TOUCH SCREEfl POS SYSTEM ITALIAN HISTORY OF S.F.
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"Japanning" refers to a popular 18th century finish made of multiple layers of gesso, paint, metal powders, and varnish that was supposed to look like the lacquer furniture imported from the far east. (Europeans and North Americans couldn't make true lacquer because they lacked the main ingredient: sap from the lac tree, grown only in the far east.) Lacquered ornamentation is extremely fragile so not many pieces survive. The speaker, Deborah Federhen, spoke about the process and showed slides of some of the few surviving Japanned pieces. She then opened the floor to questions and comments from the audience. A Decorative Arts Forum member piped up "I have something like that at home!" A visit to the woman's home turned up one of the most significant pieces of American furniture in years.
The piece is a William and Mary style Japanned high chest. Until that lecture only live similar chests were known to exist and none were so line or had such history! This chest is the best preserved and most densely and whimsically decorated. It came into the owner's family over two centuries ago when, in the 1 780s, president John Adams gave it to his sister-in-law Mary Cranch. Although the artist who did the Japanning has not yet been identified, the chest was still the show stopper at Sotheby's recent auction of Americana. What was it worth? The William and Mary Japanned high chest sold for Treasures can be anywhere! The best way to learn if one of your pieces is a treasure is to educate yourself about art, furniture, and antiques.
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