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3 February, 5.38pm pst
BeOS On Sesame Street

BE DOPE NEWS (BDN) The BeOS will make a guest appearance on the long-running children's show Sesame Street sometime later next month. And showing it off will be none other than Jean-Louis Gassée, Be, Inc. CEO.

Grover The focus of the segment will be to teach children the difference between the concept of "Integrated" and "Not Integrated". Gassée illustrates the difference to the muppet Grover, using the BeOS and NetPositive as an example of a web browser that is "not integrated" and Windows 98 to as an example of a web browser integrated into an operating system.

"My hope is that not only will this educate children, but also the Microsoft lawyers, who fail to grasp this seemingly simple distinction when citing the BeOS in court," said Gassée.

"In our research we found that children of all age groups had the least trouble using the BeOS as opposed to any other operating systems," said Julie Newman, Program Director of the Children's Television Workshop. "We're happy to feature the BeOS on Sesame Street, and hope more parents use it as a tool to help their children adopt computers as a useful tool at a young age."

Naturally, the episode will be sponsored by the letter B.


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