Remains of the Day: Back to the future of the past

End your Monday with a flashback to 1994, as Microsoft starts taking potshots at the Mac OS. If that’s not enough, travel to 1991 to see what Apple may have in mind for its latest patent acquisition and to 1984 to see why Mark Papermaster really left Cupertino. The remainders for Monday, August 9, 2010 are coming at you at 88 miles per hour.

Microsoft keeps Mac vs. PC battle going on Windows 7 website (Ars Technica)

Long for the days when you used to have spirited playground discussions about the relative merits of Windows versus the Mac? Don’t worry, Microsoft never left them behind! On its new page you can hear all about how Macs are harder to use, are less compatible, can’t play fun games, and how they were on the grassy knoll on November 22, 1963.

Apple obtains rights to LiquidMetal patents (9 to 5 Mac)

Some people apparently think that just because Apple’s acquired all the patents to this super strong, non-corrosive, “Liquidmetal” alloy technology that it’s building a Terminator. Those people could not be more wrong—it’s building an army of Terminators.

iPhone executive is out at Apple (Wall Street Journal)

Apple senior vice president Mark Papermaster, who as of the past weekend departed the company, reportedly did so because he never quite fit in. The Journal says that the former VP “wasn’t used to Apple’s corporate culture.” Apparently, he got tired of Tim Cook repeatedly stopping him in the hallway and asking him, “Are you the papermaster?

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