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Stephen Marino

Doug Songs Commercial

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This was a video produced to celebrate the birthday of Santa Cruz Operation founder Doug Michels and was featured in the 1994 SCO Follies. The video was updated in 2000 with new graphics and visuals.

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1993 SCO Follies: How to Succeed in the Software Business...

Recorded live at the Coconut Grove in Santa Cruz, CA on Saturday, April 17, 1993. This year was the first attempt to do a coherent show with a recognizable plot rather than writing a connective thread to accommodate a series of disjointed bits.

Job applicant Grace Hopper joins the company via social engineering. With the help of a book on the software business, Grace hopscotches across the SCO org chart with stints in Manufacturing, Support, Engineeering, Sales, and Marketing. Meanwhile, VP and co-founder Doug Michels is rescued from a car crash and imprisoned by
a deranged ex-SCO employee named Annie Wilkes. Grace is ultimately made CEO, but turns it down for a better job.

This show includes the infamous "Die Hard" video by Follies action director Peter Rosencrantz. In the current climate, it's hard to picture a CEO giving permission for employees to parade through the building carrying automatic weapons, let alone appearing in the video himself. But Swedish-born Lars Turndal sat for an hour with guns trained on him by some wacky Americans as if he'd been doing it all his life.

From 1985-2001, the Santa Cruz Operation hosted a Solstice party featuring a live musical show known as "The SCO Follies." This was a fully scripted and produced satire skewering SCO management and the high-tech industry in general. It featured live action, musical numbers and videos. Planning for each show began in November of the previous year, with writing and production continuing into March for an April show date.

1992 SCO Follies: The Archaeological Dig (480p)

Recorded live the Coconut Grove in Santa Cruz, CA on Saturday, May 2, 1992.

The year is 2100 and the world has only recently recovered from a catastrophic era known as "The Corporate Wars." Drs. Dave Loman and Jane Greenleaf are recovering artifacts from the original SCO site in New Santa Cruz. The archaeologists are working under the supervision of an overbearing AI known as the NED 9.0.1 Project Management System, and Michelle Michels, descendant of the founders of SCO. With a little hacking, a kinder, wackier NED makes for a much less stressful work environment.

QUOTE: "Well, you quickly get used to the fact that he's a machine.
NED can be overbearing at times, but then he's programmed that
way to make us uncomfortable. We think of him as just another
manager."

From 1985-2001, the Santa Cruz Operation hosted a Solstice party featuring a live musical show known as "The SCO Follies." This was fully scripted and produced satire skewering SCO management and the high-tech industry in general. It featured live action, musical numbers and videos. Planning for each show began in November of the previous year, with writing and production continuing into March for an April show date.

1994 SCO Follies: Phantom of the Operation

Recorded live at the Coconut Grove in Santa Cruz, CA on Saturday, April 16, 1994. Software engineer Eric T. Claudin runs afoul of evil VP Edwin Vincent Leach, who is bent on SCO's destruction. Disfigured in a hot tub "accident" arranged by Leach, Eric becomes the Phantom, a dark figure obsessed with saving the firm.

Once again, then-CEO Lars Turndal proved he was a real sport and consented to appear in his second (and last) video, one that roasted the executive team for trying to censor the Usenet feed. Brian Moffet produced the stained-glass style panorama that opens the show.

From 1985-2001, the Santa Cruz Operation hosted a Solstice party featuring a live musical show known as "The SCO Follies." This was a fully scripted and produced satire skewering SCO management and the high-tech industry in general. It featured live action, musical numbers and videos. Planning for each show began in November of the previous year, with writing and production continuing into March for an April show date.
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