Related link: http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2003/mar/19gore.html
Despite the demand for a recount, former Vice President Al Gore has joined Apple’s Board of Directors. This move honestly surprised me. I fear that Mr. Gore feels that Mr. Bush has already clinched a re-election through his war efforts. Of course we could see Mr. Gore return to politics for the following election, at which time he will certainly have my vote. I am reminded of the Steve Jobs for President campaign. Maybe Al’s political experience will rub off on Steve and they’ll end up as running mates some election. I’m not holding my breath ;)
In other news, today we saw the announcement of some changes to this year’s WWDC. Looks like Apple has rescheduled it to June and is planning to reveal Panther, the next major release of Mac OS X. If history repeats itself with this iteration, Panther should present some major feature and technology upgrades as compared to its predecessor. Mac OS X 10.1 was a drastic departure from 10.0. The Jaguar release brought major improvements in speed as well as several great new features (e.g. Rendezvous, iChat, etc.).
Hopefully Panther will bring as many great advances. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for multi-protocol, webcam, and voice support in iChat. I imagine we’ll see Safari replace Internet Explorer as the shipping browser as well. I’m hoping for as many drastic speed and stability improvements as well.
Thoughts on Mr. Gore? Any new features you’d like to see with Panther?