March 13, 2001 |
Connex Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Lake Forest hard disk drive maker Western Digital Corp., said Monday it is breaking into two units to better focus on their respective markets. Connex will continue to develop network-attached storage modules; the new company, SANavigator Inc., will focus on software that manages storage networks. The companies, both based in San Jose, have a total of about 150 employees.
April 4, 2010 |
Back in May 2001, then-NBC President Robert Wright was fuming. He fired off a bristling letter to producers and executives throughout broadcast television, complaining that HBO was changing the rules of their medium. Wright's immediate gripe was an episode of "The Sopranos" where a young stripper was beaten to death by a berserk Mafioso. But his larger claim was that broadcast television was having a hard time competing with the cable network because it had the license of unexpurgated language, nudity and bloody violence that were proscribed to NBC. If only his network had the freedom of HBO, well . . . Wright might have honestly believed that the difference between NBC and HBO was a matter of cussing and graphic violence, but he could not have been more wrong, then or now. The real difference between broadcast television and cable is not that the Federal Communications Commission restricts one from doing what the other can. It's a matter of cosmology -- the way they perceive the universe.
October 20, 2005 |
The Justice Department ordered the FBI to reinstate a Chicago anti-terrorism agent who had faced possible dismissal for accusing the bureau of not doing enough to prevent the Sept. 11 attacks. The FBI had suspended and was trying to fire agent Robert G. Wright Jr. for alleged insubordination, unprofessional conduct and talking to the media without bureau approval. "I look forward to going back to my squad," Wright said. "I look forward to doing my job."
June 11, 1987
Roy Adler, a professor of marketing at Pepperdine, has been named as a Fulbright scholar. He will teach at Lisbon's New University, considered Portugal's top educational institution, for nine months beginning in January. He is the second business professor from the university to be awarded a Fulbright Scholarship. Last year's recipient, Prof. Robert G. Wright, teaches at the university's School of Business and Management.
March 1, 1987
Warren Bennis' Viewpoints column on Feb. 8, "Doing Damage at NBC: The Wrong Approach by Mr. Wright," justifiably took Robert C. Wright to task for his pinch-penny methods of managing NBC, to which Wright was recently posted by the network's new owner, General Electric. It seems, however, that Wright and his GE biggies have a different standard when it comes to personal perks, as related in the Neil Morgan column in the San Diego Tribune on Feb. 9: "Delegates to the General Electric convention just ended at Hotel Del Coronado built a reputation among staff as the hotel's biggest spenders ever."
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October 1, 2000 |
La-La Land's a land of losers. . . . We're all just a bunch of dreamers with a nickel in our shoe. Why do we come out here chasing dreams that are so hard to catch? It takes your heart, your guts and your liver just to find the lock, and then 999 times out of a grand you can't find the key. --The hero Whistler, in Robert Campbell's "Alice in La-La Land." * "La-La Land" was what Robert Wright Campbell called Los Angeles.