On CNBC today, he declared an end to the writers' strike. Not so, say our Hollywood sources. The strike will be over soon, they predict, but it's not done yet. Leave aside that question: Should we in the tech industry ever have cared about the strike in the first place?
Aside from providing us with some entertaining viral videos, the strike had no impact on the business of tech. TV ratings, even on programs produced before the strike, continue to plummet; there's no reason to expect them to pick up after the writers return to work. One sure loser: Venture capitalist who fancied themselves the new media moguls. As rapacious as Hollywood bosses are, they surely take less of their servants' work than Sand Hill Road. Like Eisner himself, these wannabe studio chiefs are left with only the purest fantasies of being a player.