Steve Jobs, Mickey Mouse...
I had heard through my animation contacts that Disney had recently bought out Pixar, and was filled with a profound sense of doom. Frankly, I hoped that Disney, who evilly dismantled their entire 2D animation department, would (without Pixar) fall flat on their face with 3D tripe like 'Dinosaur' thus making them realize what complete chumps they were.
Instead, Pixar, who had refused to deal with Eisner, sold out to the new management.
Today I learned the details of the transaction. Disney paid Steve Jobs 7.4 billion in Disney stock for Pixar, and intends to leave Pixar to itself, pretty much.
Steve Jobs is now Disney's biggest stockholder!! Woo, woo!
So, what's for the future? Will Jobs be content to be president of a subsidiary company? Or will he work his way up to being the head honcho at Disney? Will he get back at Bill Gates for discontinuing Mac versions of Microsoft Office by making Disney software Mac-only? (That would be nice...I have a vengeful sense of justice when it comes to big companies, you see.) Will Apple Computers and Disney merge? Will there be a World of Macintosh feature at Disney theme parks? And what about reverse contamination, I mean 'influence'?
One word for the future of computing. Just one word.....